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lead

verb
 
 
/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
öncülük etmek, götürmek, kılavuzluk etmek
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).Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
lead into/to/towards, etc B2 If a path or road leads somewhere, it goes there.
(yol, patika) gitmek, doğru gitmek, götürmek, ulaşmak, uzanmak
That path leads to the beach.Routes and roads in general
BE WINNING [I, T] B2 to be winning a game
önde olmak, kazanıyor olmak, lider durumda olmak
They were leading by 11 points at half-time. The Lions lead the Hawks 28-9.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
BE THE BEST [T] to be better than anyone else
herkesten daha iyi olmak, lider olmak
I still believe that we lead the world in acting talent.Extremely good
CONTROL [T] to be in control of a group, country, or situation
yönetmek, kontrol etmek, hâkim/öncü olmak
to lead a discussion Is this man really capable of leading the country? Shearer led his team to victory.Controlling and being in chargeRuling and governing
lead sb to do sth to cause someone to do or think something
yol açmak, neden olmak
What led you to think that? I was led to believe that breakfast was included.Affecting and influencing
lead a busy/normal/quiet, etc life B2 to live in a particular way
belli düzende bir yaşam sürdürmek
He was able to lead a normal life despite his illness.Lifestyles and their studyLife and living
lead sb to a conclusion to cause you to think that something is probably true
bir sonuca götürmek; sonuca varmasına sebep olmak
So you thought I was leaving, did you? What led you to that conclusion?Concluding and deducing
(Definition of lead verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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