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Main Entry: 1lead
Pronunciation: primarystresslemacrond
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): led /primarystressled/; lead·ing /primarystresslemacrond-ieng/
Etymology: Old English l[AE]dan "to lead"
1 a : to guide especially by going in advance : CONDUCT b : to direct on a course or in a direction c : to serve as a channel for d : to lie, go, or open in a specified direction <the path leads uphill> <study leading to a degree>
2 : to go through : LIVE <lead a quiet life>
3 a : to direct the activity of : MANAGE, DIRECT <lead an orchestra> <lead a campaign> b : to be first or best in <lead the league>; also : BEGIN 1, open c : to be ahead of <led their opponents by 20 points at the end of the third quarter>

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