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leads

verb
present tense third-person singular of lead

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front
  • an enthusiastic docent led our group through the art museum

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2 to serve as leader of
  • a senior programmer is leading the team that is developing the new accounting software

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3 to be at the front of
  • the local high school's marching band led the parade

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4 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
  • this old road leads to an abandoned quarry

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5 to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed
  • the salesclerk led us through the maze of options now available to television buyers

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leads

noun
plural of lead

Synonyms & Antonyms of leads (Entry 2 of 2)

1 the person who has the most important role in a play, movie, or TV show
  • the actor's career has really taken off since he became the lead in that prime-time drama

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2 the space or amount of space between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects
  • the runner maintained a lead of several meters all the way around the track

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3 a piece of advice or useful information especially from an expert
  • my sister got a lead on the job opening from her neighbor, who is the human resources director for the company

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4 a slight or indirect pointing to something (as a solution or explanation)
  • the police are now working on several leads generated by the evidence gathered at the crime scene

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“Leads.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/leads. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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