Synonyms for Lead:

adj.

controlled (adjective)
controlled, disciplined, dominated, effected, harnessed, ordered, Bridled, Piloted, Presided, Steered, administrated, directed, governed, ruled, supervised, Managed, Superintended.
directed (adjective)
conducted, governed, mastered, ruled, supervised, Administered, Bossed, Managed, Commanded, Superintended, directed.

n.

best, come, deliver, first, foremost, haul off, walk. achieve, flourish, galena, get ahead, prosper, succeed, thrive, win out, blue lead, be a roaring success, be/get there. acrobat, act, artist, artiste, cast, clown, comedian, comedienne, comic, conjurer, escort, route, shepherd, show, usher. actor, actress, captain, character actor, double, ham, leading lady, COSTAR, body double, heart-throb. adapter, alligator clip, be, cable, hookup, jack, link, outlet, pursue, crocodile clip. administrative, adventurism, chairmanship, usher in, words, administration (of an estate), CSR, ADMIN, crisis management, critical-path method. approach, begin, commence, embark, enter, get cracking, get off, inaugurate, initiate, institute, kick off, launch, look after, open, set about, set out, set-to, undertake, watch over, get the show on the road. announcement, article, artwork, cartoon, centerfold, cheesecake, classified ad, byline, advice column, banner headline. agent provocateur, beat, checkpoint, clampdown, clean up, APB, all-points bulletin, Amber alert. ahead, baton, clock, come in, dash, dead heat, drop back, false start, the blocks. alias, bad guy, bit part, cameo, chorus, credit, extra, good guy, goodie, baddy. aluminium, bauxite, brass, bronze, chrome, Cast iron. convince, dissuade, encourage, persuade, prod, spur, urge on, prevail on. archetype, case, example, instance, model, prototype, stereotype, template, the personification of something. arch, door, doorbell, doorjamb, doorknob, doorknocker, doorplate, doorpost, doorstep, doorstop. ascend, bend, bifurcate, connect, diverge, divide, end, branch off. ballpoint, biro, cartridge, felt tip, fountain pen, graphite, highlighter, inkstand, marker. bid, call, raise, see, shuffle. coat, dog collar, muzzle, choke chain, flea collar. drop out, follow, room, go without, live by, live out your life. actor (noun)
artist, clown, comedian, extra, ham.
advantage (noun)
influence, power.
cord (noun)
catgut, cord, gut, guy, hamstring, lace, lariat, lasso, rein, rope, shoelace, shoestring, sinew, string, tendon, towline, twine, umbilical cord, binding twine.
element (noun)
actinium, aluminum, americium, antimony, argon, arsenic, astatine, barium, berkelium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromine, cadmium, calcium, californium, carbon, cerium, cesium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper, curium, dysprosium, einsteinium, element, erbium, europium, fermium, fluorine, francium, gadolinium, gallium, germanium, gold, hafnium, helium, holmium, hydrogen, indium, iodine, iridium, iron, krypton, lanthanum, lithium, lutetium, magnesium, manganese, mendelevium, mercury, molybdenum, neodymium, neon, neptunium, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, nobelium, osmium, oxygen, palladium, phosphorus, platinum, plutonium, polonium, potassium, praseodymium, promethium, protactinium, radium, radon, rhenium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, samarium, scandium, selenium, silicon, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tantalum, technetium, tellurium, terbium, thallium, thorium, thulium, tin, titanium, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, xenon, ytterbium, yttrium, zinc, zirconium.
fastening (noun)
tether.
introduction (noun)
lead-in.
lead (noun)
ahead, atomic number 82, chair, conduce, conduct, confidential information, contribute, direct, example, extend, go, guide, head, hint, jumper cable, jumper lead, lead story, lead-in, leading, leash, leave, model, moderate, pass, pb, pencil lead, pilot, precede, principal, result, run, spark advance, star, steer, take, tether, tip, track, trail, wind.
metal (noun)
aluminum, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, gold, lithium, magnesium, mercury, metal, nickel, osmium, phosphorus, platinum, potassium, radium, silver, sodium, strontium, tin, titanium, tungsten, uranium, zinc, zirconium.

v.

accompany (verb)
follow, look after.
control (verb)
administer, bridle, command, control, direct, discipline, dominate, execute, govern, harness, manage, order, oversee, pilot, preside, rule, steer, superintend, supervise.
direct (verb)
boss, conduct, lord, master.
influence (verb)
affect, authorize, bias, empower, influence, motivate, power, predominate, prejudice, pressure, sway.
lead (verb)
affect, command, conduce, conduct, contribute, direct, escort, govern, introduce, manage, motivate, persuade, precede, route, see, shepherd, show, spur, steer, supervise, usher, watch over, trail-blaze.
lead (a life) (verb)
pass.
master (verb)
head.
motion (verb)
conduct, direct, guide, take.
precede (verb)
antecede, antedate, anticipate, foreshadow, head off, introduce, pioneer, precede, predate, Forerun, trail-blaze.
preceded (verb)
anticipated, Antedated, Foreran, Introduced, Pioneered, Preceded, anteceded, foreshadowed, headed off, predated, trail-blazed.
stative (verb)
go, leave, result, run.

Other synonyms:

Pb
pb.
actor, actress, adapter, alligator clip, ballpoint, biro, cable, character actor, felt tip, fountain pen, graphite, ham, haul off, highlighter, hookup, inkstand, leading lady, marker, outlet, walk, watch over, COSTAR, go without, live by, body double, choke chain, crocodile clip, flea collar, heart-throb. cartridge, come, drop out, link, look after, shepherd. captain, deliver, dog collar, escort, jack, see, shuffle, usher. coat. double, muzzle. bid. pursue, room. show. raise. call. accompany
look after, show.
begin
initiate, introduce, set about.
control
disciplined.
instruct
example.
precede
antecede, predate, Foreran, Forerun, anteceded, foreshadowed.
Other relevant words:
bend, brass, captain, escort, go, guide, leading, leading lady, pass, pb, persuade, principal, run, shepherd, usher.

Usage examples for lead

  1. You take the lead – The Story of Jessie by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  2. Did you see him lead the horses out? – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  3. Come, hang fear, I'll lead the way. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward