Bedeutung von “lead” — Learner’s Dictionary

lead

verb us uk /liːd/ past tense and past participle led /led/
Extra Examples
Bill took her by the hand and led her into the garden.The hostages were led to safety.He led us through the door to the rear of the building.She led me into the dining room.He led us into his office.
TAKE SOMEONE [ I, T ]

B1 to show someone where to go, usually by taking them to a place or by going in front of them:

She led them down the hall.
We followed a path that led us up the mountain.
You lead and we'll follow.
I'll lead the way (= go first to show the route).
lead into/to/towards, etc

B2 If a path or road leads somewhere, it goes there:

That path leads to the beach.
BE WINNING [ I, T ]

B2 to be winning a game:

They were leading by 11 points at half-time.
The Lions lead the Hawks 28-9.
BE THE BEST [ T ]

to be better than anyone else:

I still believe that we lead the world in acting talent.
CONTROL [ T ]

to be in control of a group, country, or situation:

to lead a discussion
Is this man really capable of leading the country?
Casillas led his team to victory.
lead sb to do sth

to make someone do or think something:

What led you to think that?
I was led to believe that breakfast was included.
lead a busy/normal/quiet, etc life

B2 to live in a particular way:

He was able to lead a normal life despite his illness.
lead sb to a conclusion

to make you think that something is probably true:

So you thought I was leaving, did you? What led you to that conclusion?

(Definition von “lead verb” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)