lead on

verb

Definition of lead on

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to entice or induce to adopt or continue in a course or belief especially when unwise or mistaken

Examples of lead on in a Sentence

  1. a con man whose dupes are usually led on by their own greed and eagerness to turn an easy buck

1598

First Known Use of lead on

1598


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