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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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