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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 Up

  • closeup
  • strupp
  • trupp
  • stupp
  • schrupp
  • schlup
  • lay-up
  • krupp
  • grupp
  • yup
  • sup
  • shupp
  • schupp
  • ruppe
  • rupp
  • pup
  • knupp
  • hupp
  • cupp
  • cup
  • chupp
  • bupp
  • upp

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. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with lead-up


1. Noun Phrase
For example, in a history textbook, a chapter introduction may say it will discuss the lead up to the Vietnam War, the war itself and the aftermath.

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