Leading Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Leading

First, either in time or in space
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The definition of central is something located in the center or middle, or the most basic or important part of something.
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Highest, as in rank or office; foremost
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Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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Beforehand; ahead of time
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​ Knowing, clever, mischievous.
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Most important, influential, or significant
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Lead is defined as a heavy, soft, flexible metal.
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Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation.
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Of fundamental importance; crucial, pivotal.
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Controlling; essential; important
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Main is described as the most important or primary person or thing.
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Greater than others in importance or rank:
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First in rank, order, or importance:
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Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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First in time; earliest
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The definition of primary is something that is the most important, among the most important, something that comes early in development or that is original and not derived from something else.
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First in time, order, or sequence
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Of, situated at, or being the top; uppermost, highest, greatest, or foremost
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Much talked about or widely known; famous; renowned (for something)
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Widely known, especially for something bad; infamous.
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Fit for, adapted to, or reflecting the taste of the people at large:
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(Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
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Most important, influential, or significant
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Characterized by the obsessive need to control the actions of others
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(Music) Relating to or based on the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
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The definition of head is the person who is in charge.
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Closest to the front of a group or pack
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The definition of influential is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.
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Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
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Effectively providing an incentive.
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The definition of stellar is relating to the stars or excellent.
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Without parallel, equal, or match; unequaled.
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A large, spherical celestial body consisting of a mass of gas that is hot enough to sustain nuclear fusion and thus produce radiant energy. Stars begin their life cycle as clouds of gas and dust called nebulae and develop, through gravitation and accretion, into increasingly hot and dense protostars . In order to reach the temperature at which nuclear reactions are ignited (about 5 million degrees K), a protostar must have at least 80 times the mass of Jupiter. For most of its life a star fuses hydrogen into helium in its core, during which period it is known as a dwarf star and is classed according to its surface temperature and luminosity (or spectral type) on a continuum called the main sequence in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. When a star exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it typically develops into one of several non-main-sequence forms depending on how massive it is. Smaller stars, with masses less than eight times that of the Sun, become red giants and end their lives, after blowing away their outer layers, as white dwarfs . More massive stars become supergiants and end their lives, after exploding in a supernova, as either a neutron star or a black hole .
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Of, relating to, or in the manner of a star
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(Idiomatic) in first position in a competition
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To be discarded or abolished:
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To go beyond or above the powers or limits of; surpass; excel
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To smuggle:
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(Archaic) To stop, desist from; to ""leave off"" (+ noun / gerund).
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To tend or lead (to an effect); contribute
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To contribute is to give something or to help make something happen.
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(Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
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Conduct means to direct, particularly a meeting or a group of musicians.
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To plan the action and effects of (a play, film, etc.) and to supervise and instruct (the actors and technicians) in the carrying out of such a plan
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To require or have as a fitting or proper accompaniment:
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To precede is defined as to go before or introduce.
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To preside over (a meeting, etc.)
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(Figuratively) to lead or guide somewhere
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To apply one's attention; attend:
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Surpass is defined as to go beyond, exceed or excel.
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To advise or direct (a person) toward a place or course of action:
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To hire or engage by obtaining a signature on a contract:
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To guide or lead on a course:
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To venture into (an area) or prepare (a way):
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To guide; conduct; lead
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To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
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Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
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The definition of instruct is to teach something or to tell someone how to do something.
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Influence is defined as to affect a person or thing.
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To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
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To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
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Govern is defined as to control, guide or manage.
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The definition of evidence is to show proof.
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To escort is defined as to go along with someone or something.
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To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire:
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To take from one place to another; transport; carry
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To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
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To transfer from one place (such as a country, book, or column) to another.
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To be highly, often subtly attractive:
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To give an advantage to; be a benefit or aid to
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To extend, stretch, reach, or pass over or across
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To make a traverse of in surveying
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To begin; start.
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To set in motion.
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The definition of affect means to produce a change in something.
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To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
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To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
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To protect or guard
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To hold in check; control; restrain
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To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.
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To direct toward an object; to aim.
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To point at or direct towards.
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Channel is defined as to direct or convey.
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To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result:
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To furnish or introduce with a preface
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To start; open; begin
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To court:
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(Intransitive) To be alive; to have life.
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To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.
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To stretch is to get wider, longer or larger, or to cause something to get wider, longer or larger or to try to make scarce resources go further.
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To go as far as; attain
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To bestow; to confer.
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Of, relating to, aimed at, or located in the front:
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The definition of famous is someone or something that is very well known by a lot of people.
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The position or guidance of a leader
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To stretch out or draw out to a certain point, or for a certain distance or time
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Result is defined as to happen or end in a certain way as a consequence of something else.
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To excel is defined as to be very good at something.
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Antonyms for Leading

(Printing) Placed below the type line (Ex.: 2 in NO2)
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Subject to the authority or control of another.
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Supplying what is lacking; additional
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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Least likely or expected:
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Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
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Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
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To drag (something) behind on the ground.
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To wander from or become ignorant of:
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To acquiesce, agree, approve, assent, to voluntarily comply or yield, to give permission to some act or purpose. See also acquiescence.
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To comply is to do what is asked of you or to act in accordance with a set of standards.
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To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
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Words Related to Leading

Most highly skilled:
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The definition of principal is the first or highest in importance.
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The definition of first is someone or something that happens or acts before any others.
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Having relevant and crucial value.
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Widely known and discussed
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To cause to start; set about; commence
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To exist; live
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