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English definition of “lead”

lead

verb [I/T] (SHOW WAY)   /lid/ (past tense and past participle led  /led/)
to show the way to someone or something, esp . by going first: [T] She led the children along the path out of the forest . [T] That research group leads the way in the development of new software . [T] Just follow the signs and they will lead you to the exit . If something such as a road or sign leads somewhere , it goes toward something else or shows you how to get to a particular place : [I] A flight of narrow stairs leads to the kitchen .
(Definition of lead verb (SHOW WAY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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