lead verb (CONTROL)
- There was nobody strong enough to lead an effective countervailing force against the dictator.
- Men have always played an active part in leading worship while women have been confined to more passive roles.
- Gandhi and Martin Luther King both led campaigns of civil disobedience to try to persuade the authorities to change their policies.
- The opposition leader led a very forceful attack on the government in parliament this morning.
- The deputy state fire marshal led the arson investigation.
lead verb (BE WINNING)
The Lions are leading the Hawks 28–9. 猛獅隊以28：9領先老鷹隊。
- The poll shows that the government is leading by the narrowest of margins.
- At half-time, United were leading with two goals by Black.
- She's been leading throughout the race, but it now looks as if she's tiring.
- The Sonics led by only 2 points at intermission.
- The champion was leading by two sets to one when rain stopped play.
lead verb (INFLUENCE)
[ + to infinitive ] The brochure led me to believe that the price included home delivery. 這本小冊子誤導我相信價格中包含送貨費。
- The success of the product led many firms to try to copy them.
- The seductions of life in a warm climate have led many Britons to live abroad, especially in Spain.
- It was his instinct for self-preservation that led him to abandon his former friends and transfer his allegiance to the new rulers.
- He's at that impressionable age when he's very easily led by other children.
- What led you to make such a drastic decision?
lead verb (SHOW WAY)
She led them down the hall. 她帶著他們走過大廳。
lead the way
lead verb (DIRECTION)
lead verb (LIVE)
lead noun (WINNING POSITION)
After last night's win Johnson has taken (over) the lead in the championship table. 昨晚獲勝後，約翰遜已經登上了冠軍榜的榜首。