Definition of LEAD:
verb (used with object), led, lead·ing.
- to go before – or with – to show the way; conduct or escort: to lead a group on a cross-country hike.
- to conduct by holding and guiding: to lead a horse by a rope.
- to influence or induce; cause.
- to guide in direction, course, action, opinion, etc.; bring: you can lead her around to your point of view if you are persistent.