Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lead_on

2 senses of lead on

Sense 1
lead on -- (entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken)
       => entice, lure, tempt -- (provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation")

Sense 2
deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)
       => victimize, victimise -- (make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man")

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