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1. lead

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

Synonyms

  • hand
  • misguide
  • beacon
  • direct
  • misdirect
  • lead astray
  • usher
  • show
  • guide
  • take
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • shorten
  • relax
  • unstrain
  • descend

Etymology

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

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Rhymes with Lead Off

  • christophe
  • mcgoff
  • jerk-off
  • bake-off
  • trough
  • stoff
  • stauff
  • skoff
  • shroff
  • scoff
  • schroff
  • prof.
  • groff
  • croff
  • shoff
  • schoff
  • roff
  • poff
  • lauf
  • koff
  • knoff
  • knauff
  • knauf
  • hoff
  • hauff
  • hauf
  • gough
  • goff
  • doff
  • cough

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. off

adverb. ['ˈɔf'] from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete).

Synonyms

  • forth

Antonyms

  • fuse
  • ionate

10. off

adverb. ['ˈɔf'] at a distance in space or time.

Antonyms

  • iodinate
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