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Translation of "lead" - English-German dictionary

lead

verb /liːd/ ( past tense, past participle led /led/)
to guide or direct or cause to go in a certain direction führen 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 führen A small path leads through the woods.
(with to) to cause or bring about a certain situation or state of affairs führen The heavy rain led to serious floods.
to be first (in) anführen An official car led the procession He is still leading in the competition.
to live (a certain kind of life) führen She leads a pleasant existence on a Greek island.
leader noun
a person who is in front or goes first der/die Erste The fourth runner is several miles behind the leaders.
a person who is the head of, organizes or is in charge (of something) der/die Führer(in) The leader of the expedition is a scientist.
an article in a newspaper etc written to express the opinions of the editor. der Leitartikel He used the leader to criticize the government’s immigration policy.
leadership noun
the state of being a leader die Führung He took over the leadership of the Labour party two years later.
the quality of being able to lead others; leadership ability der Führungsgeist 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. zum Weitermachen, etc. verlocken He accused her of leadning him on.
to go first; to show the way vorangehen Lead on!
lead up the garden path
to deceive irreführen 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 führen zu 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) vorangehen She led the way upstairs.
(Definition of lead from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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