lead to

phrasal verb

led to; leading to; leads to
: to result in (something)
a course of study leading to a degree in agriculture
Her investigations ultimately led to the discovery of the missing documents.
His volunteer work in the hospital led to a career in nursing.

Examples of lead to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The concentration of wealth hasn’t just led to the superyacht explosion. Eva Roytburg, Fortune Europe, 9 June 2024 Anaheim Police Traffic Detectives, who also responded to the scene of the collision, are currently investigating the collision that led to Lear’s death, police said. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 Townsend set to work tamping down rumors that could lead to retaliation. Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2024 Any Crime Stoppers tip that leads to an arrest in this case is eligible for a reward of up to $5,000, according to BSO. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for lead to 

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“Lead to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20to. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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