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1. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] take somebody somewhere.

Synonyms

  • guide
  • conduct
  • show
  • escort
  • steer
  • pilot
  • marshal
  • shepherd
  • accompany
  • see
  • lead the way
  • hand
  • beacon
  • direct
  • usher
  • take
  • help

Antonyms

  • shorten
  • relax
  • unstrain
  • descend

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lead

  • guaranteed
  • disagreed
  • supersede
  • stampede
  • intercede
  • aristide
  • aristede
  • alwaleed
  • succeed
  • preceed
  • precede
  • overfeed
  • misread
  • misdeed
  • laclede
  • degreed
  • decreed
  • concede
  • walid
  • waleed
  • wahid
  • vahid
  • streed
  • sinead
  • shaheed
  • secede
  • screed
  • reseed
  • reread
  • recede

Example sentences of the word lead


1. Verb, base form
Symptoms can develop quickly and can lead to death if not treated right away.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Open the engine compartment and disconnect the negative lead from the battery with an open end wrench.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Duller blades also lead to razor burn.

Quotes containing the word lead


1. Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
- Charles Bukowski

2. I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner.
- Arthur Ashe

3. Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

2. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] have as a result or residue.

Synonyms

  • result
  • leave
  • produce
  • give rise

Antonyms

  • go off
  • stop
  • no-go
  • upgrade

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] tend to or result in.

Synonyms

  • implicate
  • result
  • leave
  • entail

Antonyms

  • incapability
  • disarrange
  • starve
  • pull out

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] cause to undertake a certain action.

Synonyms

  • make
  • give
  • stimulate
  • cause
  • get
  • induce

Antonyms

  • appear
  • prevent
  • failing
  • running

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] travel in front of; go in advance of others.

Synonyms

  • head up
  • draw away
  • precede

Antonyms

  • exempt
  • confine
  • idle
  • integrate

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • be
  • run
  • go far
  • extend
  • go
  • range
  • come
  • ray
  • go deep

Antonyms

  • nonmetallic
  • straighten
  • pull
  • enfranchisement

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] be in charge of.

Synonyms

  • spearhead
  • head
  • take control
  • direct
  • take hold
  • captain
  • take charge
  • chair

Antonyms

  • ride
  • fall
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] be ahead of others; be the first.

Synonyms

  • top
  • vie
  • contend

Antonyms

  • lower
  • untwine
  • natural depression
  • rear

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] be conducive to.

Synonyms

  • boost
  • promote
  • contribute
  • conduce
  • further
  • advance

Antonyms

  • advance
  • function
  • enter
  • come

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. lead

verb. ['ˈlɛd, ˈliːd'] lead, as in the performance of a composition; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years".

Synonyms

  • perform
  • direct
  • do
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • differ
  • disagree
  • ebb
  • arrive

Etymology

  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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