Know Your Next Word : lead

22. lead :

verb, noun & adjective :

1. to go before or with to show the way : to conduct or escort

2. to conduct by holding and guiding

3. the first or foremost place : position in advance of others

4. the extent of such an advance position

5. most important : principal : leading : first

usage :

  • Subsequent events led him to reconsider his position.

  • The first street on the left will lead you to Andrews Place.

  • The prisoners were led into the warden's office.

  • He took the lead in the race.

  • The phone list provided some great sales leads.

  • They forced the lead runner at third base on an attempted sacrifice.

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