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Synonyms for lead

go in front (of)

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  • go in front (of)
  • head
  • be in front
  • be at the head (of)
  • walk in front (of)

connect to

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be ahead (of)

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command

first place

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advantage

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leading role

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lead up to something

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to proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance

to have authoritative charge of

to go through (life) in a certain way

to begin (something) with preliminary or prefatory material

something or someone that shows the way

a piece of information useful in a search

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an act or instance of guiding

the capacity to lead others

the main performer in a theatrical production

a prominent article in a periodical

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an advantage held by a competitor in a race

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evidence pointing to a possible solution

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a position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead')

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the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)

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the introductory section of a story

(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

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(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

an indication of potential opportunity

a news story of major importance

the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

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restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

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thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

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mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness

a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

have as a result or residue

tend to or result in

travel in front of

cause to undertake a certain action

stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope

be ahead of others

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be conducive to

lead, as in the performance of a composition

lead, extend, or afford access

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move ahead (of others) in time or space

cause something to pass or lead somewhere

preside over