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Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) lead

Synonyms: lead Definition: the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge Usage: the lead was in the dummy

Hypernyms: play, turn Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play

Synonyms: lead Definition: a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead') Usage: he takes the lead in any group; we were just waiting for someone to take the lead; they didn't follow our lead

Hypernyms: leadership, leading Definition: the activity of leading Usage: his leadership inspired the team

Synonyms: jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, booster cable Definition: a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire Usage: it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads

Hypernyms: jumper Definition: a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections

Hypernyms: wire, conducting wire Definition: a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance

Synonyms: lead, pencil lead Definition: mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

Hypernyms: black lead, graphite, plumbago Definition: used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

Synonyms: lead, leading Definition: thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

Hypernyms: strip, slip Definition: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Synonyms: lead, leash, tether Definition: restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

Hypernyms: restraint, constraint Definition: a device that retards something's motion Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted

Synonyms: spark advance, lead Definition: the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

Hypernyms: timing Definition: the time when something happens

Synonyms: lead Definition: an advantage held by a competitor in a race Usage: he took the lead at the last turn

Hypernyms: vantage, advantage Definition: the quality of having a superior or more favorable position Usage: the experience gave him the advantage over me

Synonyms: lead, track, trail Definition: evidence pointing to a possible solution Usage: the police are following a promising lead; the trail led straight to the perpetrator

Hypernyms: grounds, evidence Definition: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief Usage: the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling

Synonyms: lead, lead-in, lede Definition: the introductory section of a story Usage: it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter

Hypernyms: section, subdivision Definition: a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical) Usage: he always turns first to the business section; the history of this work is discussed in the next section

Synonyms: lead, lead story Definition: a news story of major importance

Hypernyms: news article, news story, newspaper article Definition: an article reporting news

Synonyms: lead, confidential information, wind, tip, steer, hint Definition: an indication of potential opportunity Usage: he got a tip on the stock market; a good lead for a job

Hypernyms: counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance Definition: something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Synonyms: lead Definition: (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base Usage: he took a long lead off first

Hypernyms: position, place Definition: the particular portion of space occupied by something Usage: he put the lamp back in its place

Synonyms: principal, star, lead Definition: an actor who plays a principal role

Hypernyms: actor, histrion, role player, thespian, player Definition: a theatrical performer

Synonyms: lead Definition: (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

Hypernyms: score Definition: a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest Usage: the score was 7 to 0

Synonyms: lead Definition: the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)

Hypernyms: angle Definition: the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

Synonyms: lead, Pb, atomic number 82 Definition: a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey Usage: the children were playing with lead soldiers

Hypernyms: metal, metallic element Definition: any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

Synonyms for (verb) lead

Synonyms: lead Definition: cause to undertake a certain action Usage: Her greed led her to forge the checks

Hypernyms: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa

Synonyms: lead, moderate, chair Definition: preside over Usage: John moderated the discussion

Hypernyms: discuss, talk over, hash out Definition: speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion Usage: We discussed our household budget

Synonyms: direct, conduct, lead Definition: lead, as in the performance of a composition Usage: conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

Hypernyms: do, perform, execute Definition: carry out or perform an action Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance

Synonyms: precede, lead Definition: move ahead (of others) in time or space

Hypernyms: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: lead, head Definition: travel in front of; go in advance of others Usage: The procession was headed by John

Hypernyms: precede, lead Definition: move ahead (of others) in time or space

Synonyms: head, lead Definition: be in charge of Usage: Who is heading this project?

Hypernyms: direct Definition: be in charge of

Synonyms: lead, conduce, contribute Definition: be conducive to Usage: The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing

Hypernyms: boost, advance, encourage, further, promote Definition: contribute to the progress or growth of Usage: I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Synonyms: lead, leave, result Definition: have as a result or residue Usage: The water left a mark on the silk dress; Her blood left a stain on the napkin

Hypernyms: produce, give rise, bring about Definition: cause to happen, occur or exist Usage: This procedure produces a curious effect; The new law gave rise to many complaints; These chemicals produce a noxious vapor; the new President must bring about a change in the health care system

Synonyms: lead Definition: tend to or result in Usage: This remark lead to further arguments among the guests

Hypernyms: lead, leave, result Definition: have as a result or residue Usage: The water left a mark on the silk dress; Her blood left a stain on the napkin

Synonyms: extend, run, lead, go, pass Definition: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point Usage: Service runs all the way to Cranbury; His knowledge doesn't go very far; My memory extends back to my fourth year of life; The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Hypernyms: be Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?

Synonyms: lead, go Definition: lead, extend, or afford access Usage: This door goes to the basement; The road runs South

Hypernyms: be Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?

Synonyms: run, lead Definition: cause something to pass or lead somewhere Usage: Run the wire behind the cabinet

Hypernyms: make pass, pass Definition: cause to pass Usage: She passed around the plates