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Translation of "lead" - English-French dictionary

lead

verb /liːd/ ( past tense, past participle led /led/)
to guide or direct or cause to go in a certain direction conduire, mener Follow my car and I’ll lead you to the motorway She took the child by the hand and led him across the road He was leading the horse into the stable The sound of hammering led us to the garage You led us to believe that we would be paid!
to go or carry to a particular place or along a particular course mener A small path leads through the woods.
(with to) to cause or bring about a certain situation or state of affairs entraîner The heavy rain led to serious floods.
to be first (in) mener An official car led the procession He is still leading in the competition.
to live (a certain kind of life) mener She leads a pleasant existence on a Greek island.
leader noun
a person who is in front or goes first meneur/-euse The fourth runner is several miles behind the leaders.
a person who is the head of, organizes or is in charge (of something) chef The leader of the expedition is a scientist.
an article in a newspaper etc written to express the opinions of the editor. éditorial He used the leader to criticize the government’s immigration policy.
leadership noun
the state of being a leader direction He took over the leadership of the Labour party two years later.
the quality of being able to lead others; leadership ability qualités de chef The post requires a person who combines leadership and energy She’s got leadership potential Does he have any leadership qualities?
lead on
to deceive with false expectations. faire marcher qqn He accused her of leadning him on.
to go first; to show the way ouvrir la marche Lead on!
lead up the garden path
to deceive mener en bateau He led them up the garden path by persuading them to invest in a bogus company.
lead up to
to progress towards; to contribute to conduire à to lead up to a climax the events leading up to the First World War.
lead the way
to go first (especially to show the way) passer devant She led the way upstairs.
(Definition of lead from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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