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Spanish translation of “lead”

lead

verb /liːd/ (past tense, past participle led /led/)
to guide or direct or cause to go in a certain direction
llevar, conducir
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
llevar
A small path leads through the woods.
(with to) to cause or bring about a certain situation or state of affairs
ocasionar
The heavy rain led to serious floods.
to be first (in)
liderar
An official car led the procession He is still leading in the competition.
to live (a certain kind of life)
llevar
She leads a pleasant existence on a Greek island.
leader noun a person who is in front or goes first
líder
The fourth runner is several miles behind the leaders.
a person who is the head of, organizes or is in charge (of something)
líder, dirigente
The leader of the expedition is a scientist.
an article in a newspaper etc written to express the opinions of the editor He used the leader to criticize the government’s immigration policy.
leadership noun the state of being a leader
liderato, liderazgo
He took over the leadership of the Labour party two years later.
the quality of being able to lead others; leadership ability
don de mando
The post requires a person who combines leadership and energy She’s got leadership potential Does he have any leadership qualities?.
lead on phrasal verb to deceive with false expectations
engañar, tomar el pelo
He accused her of leading him on.
to go first; to show the way
ir adelante
Lead on!
lead up the garden path to deceive
engañar
He led them up the garden path by persuading them to invest in a bogus company.
lead up to phrasal verb to progress towards; to contribute to
llevar a, conducir a
the events leading up to the First World War.
lead the way to go first (especially to show the way)
enseñar/mostrar el camino
She led the way upstairs.
(Definition of lead from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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