Translation of "lead" - English-Russian dictionary

lead

verb uk us /liːd/ (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

вести, показывать путь
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.

вести в/к/по направлению к и т. д.
That path leads to the beach.
BE WINNING [ I, T ]

B2 to be winning a game

вести, лидировать (в игре)
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

быть впереди, лидировать
I still believe that we lead the world in acting talent.
CONTROL [ T ]

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

руководить, вести
to lead a discussion
Is this man really capable of leading the country?
Shearer led his team to victory.
lead sb to do sth

to cause someone to do or think something

заставлять, склонять кого-либо сделать что-либо
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

вести активный/нормальный/тихий и т. д. образ жизни
He was able to lead a normal life despite his illness.
lead sb to a conclusion

to cause you to think that something is probably true

приводить кого-либо к заключению
So you thought I was leaving, did you? What led you to that conclusion?

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