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led

verb
past tense of lead

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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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The first known use of led was in 1968

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“Led.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/led. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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