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noun as in first place, supremacy

noun as in leadership; example

noun as in clue

verb as in surpass

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Example Sentences

Customer engagement, brand promotion, and lead generation are also the top activities of brands on social media.

The ad extension allows advertisers to opt in to having a lead form pop up directly in search results upon an ad click.

This has been a concern for a while on the SEO side, but lead form extensions expand this move into paid advertising.

Like Target Impression Share, Maximize Clicks campaigns should focus more on awareness and leads than actual sales.

Ensure consistency to dominate local search and increase the visitor-to-lead conversion rate.

Such is her burgeoning popularity Toomey is looking to employ more instructors to lead her highly personalized exercise classes.

There were a lot of little pieces, pieces of lead and stuff.

Big Perm worries that the lack of policing the “small fry” will lead to more crimes by “big fry.”

Few reports of his mental illness discuss lead poisoning as a possible reason for his mental deterioration.

Sting took over the lead role to try to draw an audience, but his thumpingly inspirational score was already the hero of the show.

These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.

I looked round to see where our help was most wanted, and was about to lead them forward, when I heard the voice of the Alcalde.

He was mounted on a spirited horse and his manner showed he was ready for any kind of an adventure, no matter where it might lead.

The slightest yellowish-brown discoloration indicates the presence of lead.

Such a refusal would lead to quick enquiry—enquiry to information—information to want of confidence and speedy ruin.


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When To Use

What are other ways to say lead?

To lead is to bring onward in a course, guiding by contact or by going in advance; hence, figuratively, to influence or induce to some course of conduct: to lead a procession; to lead astray. Guide implies continuous presence or agency in showing or indicating a course: to guide a traveler. To conduct is to precede or escort them to a place, sometimes with a degree of ceremony: to conduct a guest to his room. To direct is to give information for guidance, or instructions or orders for a course of procedure: to direct someone to the station. 

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On this page you'll find 350 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lead, such as: advantage, edge, margin, point, start, and supremacy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.