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

14 senses of lead

Sense 1
lead, take, direct, conduct, guide -- (take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace")

Sense 2
leave, result, lead -- (have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin")
       => produce, bring about, give rise -- (cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system")

Sense 3
lead -- (tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests")
       => leave, result, lead -- (have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin")

Sense 4
lead, head -- (travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John")
       => precede, lead -- (move ahead (of others) in time or space)

Sense 5
lead -- (cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks")
       => induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

Sense 6
run, go, pass, lead, extend -- (stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 7
head, lead -- (be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?")
       => direct -- (be in charge of)

Sense 8
lead, top -- (be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year")

Sense 9
contribute, lead, conduce -- (be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing")
       => promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

Sense 10
conduct, lead, direct -- (lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years")
       => perform, execute, do -- (carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance")

Sense 11
go, lead -- (lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 12
precede, lead -- (move ahead (of others) in time or space)
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 13
run, lead -- (cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet")
       => pass, make pass -- (cause to pass; "She passed around the plates")

Sense 14
moderate, chair, lead -- (preside over; "John moderated the discussion")
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Antonyms of adj leaded

3 senses of leaded

Sense 1
leaded -- ((of panes of glass) fixed in place by means of thin strips of lead; "leaded windowpanes")

INDIRECT (VIA fixed) -> unfixed -- (not firmly placed or set or fastened)

Sense 2
leaded (vs. unleaded) -- (treated or mixed with lead; "leaded gasoline"; "leaded zinc")

unleaded (vs. leaded), leadless -- (not treated with lead; "unleaded gasoline")
        => lead-free, nonleaded -- ((of gasoline) not containing tetraethyl lead; "lead-free gasoline")

Sense 3
leaded -- (having thin strips of lead between the lines of type)

INDIRECT (VIA spaced) -> unspaced -- (arranged without spaces between)

Similarity of adj leaded

3 senses of leaded

Sense 1
leaded -- ((of panes of glass) fixed in place by means of thin strips of lead; "leaded windowpanes")
       => fixed (vs. unfixed) -- (securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor")

Sense 2
leaded (vs. unleaded) -- (treated or mixed with lead; "leaded gasoline"; "leaded zinc")
       => antiknock, antiknocking -- (suppressing or eliminating engine knock in combustion engines; "antiknock properties"; "antiknock rating")

Sense 3
leaded -- (having thin strips of lead between the lines of type)
       => spaced (vs. unspaced) -- (arranged with spaces between; often used as a combining form; "widely spaced eyes")

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