Translation of "lead" - English-Polish dictionary

lead

verb uk /liːd/ us past tense and past participle led /led/
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

prowadzić
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.

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

B2 to be winning a game

prowadzić (z)
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

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

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

kierować, prowadzić
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

skłaniać kogoś do czegoś , dawać komuś coś do zrozumienia
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

prowadzić aktywne / /normalne / /spokojne itp. życie
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

pozwolić komuś wyciągnąć wniosek
So you thought I was leaving, did you? What led you to that conclusion?

(Translation of “lead verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)