Another word for lead
The position at the front
head, advance, first place, contact, point, edge, fore part, van, advanced guard, faÃ§ade, front rank, first line, line of battle, scout, outpost, scouting party, patrol, sniper scouts, advance position, cutting edge, forerunner; see also front 2, vanguard.
A leading performer
A leading role
guide, head, precede, steer, pilot, attend, direct, channel, orient, show the way, point, point the way, show in, show to, show around, convoy, point out, squire, escort, chaperone, accompany, protect, guard, safeguard, watch over, convey, go along with, drive, shepherd, feel out the path, discover the way, find a way through, be responsible for; see also manage 1.
Antonyms follow*, be conveyed, be piloted.
To exercise leadership
To play a first card
Another word for leadverb
To show the way to:conduct, direct, escort, guide, pilot, route, shepherd, show, steer, usher. See show
To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance:carry, extend, go, reach, run, stretch. See reach
To have authoritative charge of:captain, command. See precede
To go through (life) in a certain way:live1, pass, pursue. See be
To begin (something) with preliminary or prefatory material:introduce, precede, preface, usher in. See start, words
To go about the initial step in doing (something):approach, begin, commence, embark, enter, get off, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, open, set about, set out, set to, start, take on, take up, undertake. (Informal) kick off. Idioms: get cracking, get going, get the show on the road. See start
To be the cause of:bring, bring about, bring on, cause, effect, effectuate, generate, induce, ingenerate, make, occasion, result in, secure, set off, stir1 (up), touch off, trigger. Idioms: bring to pass (or effect), give rise to. See start
Something or someone that shows the way:conductor, director, escort, guide, leader, pilot, shepherd, usher. See show
A piece of information useful in a search:clue, scent. See show
An act or instance of guiding:direction, guidance, leadership, management. See affect
The capacity to lead others:command, leadership. See precede
The main performer in a theatrical production:principal, protagonist, star. See performing arts
A prominent article in a periodical:feature. (Chiefly British) leader. See words