Synonym of lead

Alternative for lead

leads, led, leading, leaded

Synonym: conduct, direct, escort, guide, head, run,

Verb

To physically guide a person or animal
guide conduct show steer usher escort marshall marshal pilot lead the way shepherd accompany bring direct move take help channel drive herd maneuver manoeuvre see assist chaperon point route show someone the way show the way convoy attend chaperone companion go with convey company partner follow walk carry squire travel with go along with tag along with drag bear run go out with take out come with consort with hold someone's hand show around consort address beacon propel guard chum receive hand pave the way trailblaze send belead transport keep company show the way to shadow show in bear someone company keep someone company show out navigate serve give directions to indicate the way wait on point the way point in the direction of force punch land kettle round up funnel spur corral drove poke goad cause to land in scare up cause to be in cause to arrive in tag along date come along escort out say goodbye to go along see out show to the door stick to court protect woo ride shotgun go together with dog go steady string along show about shlep along look after hang around with go around with defend flank draft draught spook tailgate romance safeguard shield watch hang out associate with be together spend time with rock along come along with go courting with take someone out hang around hang out with trail around with string along with shlep along with go around pay court to step out with be involved with go around together make a date be romantically linked with go together be romantically involved with socialize step around socialise go out track square with

Verb

To be persuaded based on available information
cause induce prompt persuade move sway influence motivate condition drive predispose compel incline make convince dispose impel affect bias bring determine force give incite inspire instigate bring round entice get impress on make willing prevail on provoke stimulate trigger urge draw effectuate enkindle prevail encourage actuate push propel prod activate rouse press spur tempt coerce galvanize inspirit bring around galvanise inveigle stir exhort excite nudge energize goad convert incentivize animate impress spark incentivise prevail upon talk into win over energise spur on pressure fire up pressurize prejudice turn work direct touch verge occasion coax oblige rally cajole exhilarate pressurise twist someone's arm tend bend govern strike prick advise boost invigorate set going embolden envigorate make of a mind to adapt mobilize pique gain satisfy mobilise enthuse inflame sting challenge quicken orient impose on light a fire under buoy elicit impassion evoke steel drift veer hearten uplift impact arouse empower vitalize refresh help necessitate incentify prepare prime revivify bear innervate cheer on hint to stir up whip up pep up boost up pump up egg on suggest to electrify incent precipitate cultivate teach indoctrinate revamp jumpstart look favour favor tap wake up blaze a trail hit the ground running go lure sell reason counsel procure make expectant show a preference for be willing lean to gravitate toward be predisposed not mind be partial be disposed put the heat on put the screws on propagandize enlist proselytize fire set off predetermine proselyte propagandise proselytise brainwash point set afoot trigger off give incentive to touch off give incentive set astir gain confidence of plead with win argument talk someone into turn on to sell one on cause to believe prod someone into get round bring to senses wheedle someone into work over reason someone into lead to believe press someone into pressure someone into argue into pressurize someone into convert to prove to lead to do wear down make you of a mind to bring about work up effect produce invoke manipulate engender generate create kindle foster render beget enact start yield spawn breed catalyze promote give rise to bring on lead to spark off result in translate into draw on catalyse hypnotize agitate foment program introduce inculcate train instill advance initiate steer muster develop hound institute establish do order hatch talk round begin contribute to bring to pass be at the bottom of instil make happen hypnotise be the cause of programme catechize inflict wreak end in drum up launch kickoff open inaugurate originate cause to be cause to become send get going fire the enthusiasm of get someone going fire the imagination of whip start off call forth set in motion cook up put in motion start the ball rolling bring up get things rolling disturb set on set abet raise whomp up assure reassure secure put mind at ease demonstrate to argue bring round to the idea of cause to feel certain dispel someone's doubts reason someone into believing dispel doubt make certain put someone's mind at rest bring home to impress to put across sell to make a believer exploit jockey play bribe finagle beguile control be conducive to make for dragoon intimidate work upon lean on pull strings with browbeat suborn colour cut any ice with bring pressure to bear on make yourself felt with carry weight with bring pressure to bear upon color break the ice break in make up

Verb

(lead to) To culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
result in cause bring on bring about give rise to produce effect create engender generate trigger promote advance be conducive to precipitate prompt contribute to further initiate provoke occasion push forward induce stir up spark off stimulate help set off add to call forth spur instigate beget set in motion put in motion touch off trigger off drive necessitate be the cause of invite contribute foment make happen risk arouse be instrumental in elicit bring to pass catalyse catalyze entail have a hand in effectuate end in have a part in rouse conduce to cultivate excite foster incite involve be at the bottom of conduce cost enkindle lead to activate spark culminate in achieve instill instil realize realise inspire actualize bear cause to happen bring off affect bring forth translate into amount to yield contrive play a role in breed add up to play a part in cause to occur kindle whip up evoke animate fire make invoke bring spawn encourage awaken waken rally enliven fan introduce quicken revive make for vivify work up bring into being bring out draw forth stir wake develop work call into being inflame fire up draw on start hatch do motivate actuate originate establish kickoff whet begin awake key up invigorate energize launch strengthen institute vitalize galvanize goad impel sow the seeds of spur on galvanise liven up pep up envigorate energise amp up revitalize raise render urge fillip brew brace refresh forward compel agitate enact abet spike inaugurate pique accomplish inspirit fortify ferment influence bestir egg on muster increase force turn on juice up jump-start ginger up revitalise jazz up rev up zip up be a factor in open be partly responsible for set going pick exhilarate electrify sustain support intensify uplift nurture fuel mean move make possible attain sting perform set set on procure open the door for vivificate cook up innervate start the ball rolling get things rolling prime propagate liven innerve perk up multiply finish in set up pull off build up buck up gee up oil the wheels of carry out secure draw form give progenerate plant implant lodge issue whip something up boost start off bring up inflict have as a result have as a consequence be the origin of kick-start breathe life into expedite resuscitate feed reignite rekindle found conjure wreak sway fulfill fulfil recall reanimate reactivate get up dispose innovate exacerbate prod revivify titillate tempt reinvigorate brainstorm power nourish grow dispatch spring shake up redound to sow terminate in charge up stoke up push impassion exercise hearten prick suscitate nurse think up come out with dream up embolden empower drum up fan the flames of fan the flames sow the seeds drive on reinforce bolster zap get to talk into agitate for persuade put up to juice coax exhort fan the fire root on solicit craze psych taunt actify arm goose activize enable buoy up switch on put zip into start up pump up conceive give birth to organise engineer organize thrill sharpen be responsible for carry off carry through have the effect of draw out put in place spell get smoking burn up accelerate rejuvenate speed dynamize wake up act as a spur to act as a stimulus to give a new lease of life to commove get one started act as a impetus to get one going steam up act as a incentive to put new life in build a fire under act as a fillip to light a fire under speed up

Verb

To be in charge or command of
head command direct supervise govern oversee regulate superintend chair run mastermind rule orchestrate control conduct guide administer organise organize manage front master dominate domineer helm boss captain preside over be in charge of head up be in command of be in control of be the head of have control of reign over call the shots have charge of hold sway over be at the helm of be the leader of take the chair of be in power over run the show handle administrate operate overlook steward influence steer call the tune sway pilot reign preside carry on be the boss of tend pull the strings keep quarterback be in charge be responsible for spearhead be in the saddle order hold sway run things sit on top of exercise control over look after rule the roost be in the driving seat officiate dictate take the chair overrule affect take over be in driver's seat lay down the law be in the driver's seat moderate tyrannize be in power tyrannise be at the head of have authority over be head of be at the helm hold the reins manipulate ride herd on take the helm marshal shape drive care for marshall coordinate determine hegemonize maneuver manoeuvre ordain subjugate predominate engineer skipper point subject officiate at execute overshadow take care of minister point in the right direction put on the right track carry out call the signals take the reins wear the crown prevail over take charge call the shots in call the tune in form fashion mould mold prevail advise oppress officer coach take charge of lead the way bully umpire take wield eclipse shepherd referee regiment monopolize outshine overbear maintain assume command of sit hold office superabound rule over watch tend to preponderate monopolise honcho be in saddle hold power instruct be monarch be sovereign be in control wear the trousers have one's way pull the wires boss about crack the whip walk all over boss around wield the sceptre occupy the throne play first fiddle watch over be queen be king lead by the nose sit on the throne hold down have upper hand ride roughshod over keep under thumb do the honors give directions commandeer be accountable for own head something up be boss of reform occupy show the way outnumber be chairperson attend to dispose be in the chair at be chairman be chairwoman reign supreme address field negotiate have control over maintain order wield baton render rehabilitate correct make better change improve hack have the say lord over be foremost treat work ply control the affairs of detract from emcee serve occupy throne exercise authority assume command hold dominion inspect dictate terms take forward edit exercise authority over take the reins of exercise power serve the people adjudicate call upon engage in mind call the shots on have authority be in authority over hold dominion over be responsible judge mediate eye attend control the content of be chief of keep under one's thumb chaperon push herd act function transform be the editor of browbeat model take someone in hand bulldoze railroad pressurize baby-sit keep one's eye on keep an eye on be on duty at style carry out official duties perform official duties jockey design pressurise outweigh trailblaze navigate beacon funnel channel contrive coxswain lean on take control of override try to control order around throw one's weight around lord it over give orders to give orders order about tell what to do throw one's weight about impose one's will on use strong-arm tactics on overpower carry most weight have the upper hand be dominant tell carry weight get the upper hand intimidate conquer subordinate subdue vanquish have a handle on pacify categorise pattern decree be in command push about have under one's thumb have ascendancy over have the whip hand over trample on push around keep under your thumb have the upper hand over rule the roost in have the upper hand in have mastery over prescribe imitate decorate copy emulate categorize follow impose pronounce discipline be in authority be number one enjoin micromanage besteer bewield puppeteer demand promulgate call decide lay down establish mandate set out choose set down state charge set walk heavy put foot down bid read the riot act call the play have a bearing on deal with be the boss have someone in the palm of one's hand hold the purse strings have someone eating out of one's hand have something in the palm of one's hand have someone in one's hip pocket have a hold over hold purse strings push buttons

Verb

To be superior against one's peers
head outdistance outrun outstrip outpace leave behind get ahead of draw away from shake off outdo excel exceed surpass outclass be at the front of transcend be first in top be ahead of trump get further ahead of beat better widen the gap leave standing cap walk away from run rings around outrival outvie outshine eclipse best overshadow tower above tower over put in the shade upstage pass dwarf outgun outmatch overtop outperform put to shame do better than go one better go one better than be a cut above be head and shoulders above outman overcount outhussle outgallop outplay surmount be more than go beyond win the race override swamp be more numerous than exceed in quantity dominate obliterate shade shame preponderate be superior to have command over outnumber rise above throw into the shade rule over leave in the shade outmanoeuvre out-think overcome outsmart outjockey overtake outfox cream defeat bulldoze cook outmaneuver down lick trash snow get the better of bury gain on fake out do in run circles around shoot ahead pull a fast one be one up on run rings round blow out of water score points off be better than outrank knock spots off improve upon trounce outstep stand above be on another level stand head and shoulders above be a class above be greater than improve on leave extinguish tower predominate take precedence beat hollow blow away wipe the floor with be master of triumph over shoot ahead of blow out of the water win against win put something to shame leave something standing put something in the shade triumph crush outgo wax stand out own outreach be over overdo have it all over go by get upper hand break record out-distance overtax have advantage be larger than distance have a jump on go above

Verb

(lead to) To be a route or means of access

Verb

To give advice and instruction
guide educate inform mentor counsel explain instruct teach train tutor coach drill enlighten help brief drum into indoctrinate let in on show show the ropes pilot shepherd school prepare upskill direct advise prime discipline cultivate lesson steer inculcate break in put someone through their paces develop aid walk through verse exercise ground ready hone edify illuminate shape mould mold update give instruction to put through the mill wise up give pointers give lessons to put through the grind lick into shape groom form advance manage cram acquaint tell hip apprise familiarize clear give lessons in clue in break it to lecture give lessons disclose keep posted reveal initiate din something into familiarise level brainwash catch up fill in engineer influence lay it out for pull one's coat season fit rear improve equip caution preach nurture foster practise qualify condition rehearse give counselling offer opinions give instruction give hints give advice give counsel offer suggestions make recommendations give tips give guidance give direction give directions practice sharpen harden inure tame demonstrate something to care for make something clear to make fit make ready whip into shape sponsor explain things to show the way to give advice to give direction to give information to make suggestions to give someone tips make recommendations to give counsel to give someone hints give counselling to be responsible for the education of instill instil warm up raise breed get ready accustom get into shape look after program work out habituate parent propagandize programme bring up provide for propagandise support take care of proselytize work over mother implant imbue persuade better uplift elevate break tend catechize proselytise nurse nourish study prep hypnotize mature tailor work set up compel manipulate plant communicate convince order illume inspire illumine introduce loosen up demonstrate adapt set hypnotise clarify clue organize brace break someone in tune up break down cherish get set give the facts familiarize with acquaint with make conversant with organise put in the picture attend to provide regiment din drill into hammer into arm promote bring someone up spar empower give character socialise socialize make suitable stretch shadowbox impress upon civilize homeschool civilise watch over feed raise youngster get into condition limber up notify give instructions expound describe explicate point out toughen up shape up get used to provender supervise re-educate temper age acclimatize base bolster back nursle teach information labor labour strain endow radicalize mellow do impart enable facilitate fanaticize radicalise extremize ripen toughen orient predicate rest give the lowdown give the low-down supply with facts clue up gen up give somebody the lowdown suit anneal moderate mitigate make experienced hang illustrate orientate equip with pound into open eyes polish up inform about present climatize acclimate acclimatise teach school learn put through grind put through mill knock up do exercises prime in train in instruct in make aware of teach about drill in school in coach in tutor in ground in fill in on give a grounding in protect fix improve mind clue in on clue up on demonstrate to make clear poise gen up on plan keep your hand in arrange go through one's paces put in the picture about give the gen about give the low-down on lay fortify anticipate forearm give someone an idea allow make plans for arm oneself put together gird up one's loins make up lay out pave the way fit out make provision adjust take steps make preparations take precautions take measures make provision for guard forearm oneself contrive make arrangements make plans be prepared lay the groundwork

Verb

To set up or establish
begin start inaugurate initiate constitute create institute effect establish found instigate introduce launch pioneer plant innovate make produce commence develop materialise materialize crystallise crystallize enact kickoff kick off assemble form open build construct transpire actualize organise organize bring about kick-start open up put together set up start off start up precede preface lead into announce present head host prefix lead off give an introduction to preside over premise prologue usher attach add prolog put in front lead up to originate set in motion put in motion get going bring into being put in place activate cause generate set off usher in give rise to install trigger get under way engender lay the foundations of instal provoke embark on effectuate bring on trigger off occasion stir up incite precipitate catalyze invent prompt spark off enter into set out whip up catalyse kindle spawn start the ball rolling lead to engineer beget induce get off enkindle be the cause of result in get off the ground inspire make happen spark devise induct actuate switch on breed contrive set forth bring to pass start out make up fire up set about invoke strike into fall to lay the first stone of hatch foster design promote forge enter upon bring into existence embark upon come out with stimulate cook up shape dream up bring in incorporate set the ball rolling touch off bring run tee off turn on float work translate into get underway brew enter log on spearhead elicit craft fashion execute do throw together author drive machinate come up with compose get things rolling sow the seeds of fabricate yield sign in access gain access render get in operation realize get functioning get working ring in foment draw on take up broach herald log in drive off raise evoke affect break new ground abet take off blaze a trail father knock up knock together mould turn out secure mastermind draw up conceive lay the cornerstone of set going put up throw up plan arouse rouse realise mold motivate lead the way unveil move set encourage get going on call forth base bring forward accomplish formulate ordain bow invest fix instate cultivate conceive of conduct trailblaze spur get something off the ground concoct revolutionize ferment intro issue knock off structure hammer out energize prepare run up stir excite discover arrange set in administrate manage advance draft compel make the first move blaze break in work up be at the bottom of draught pique animate energise break the ice take the lead in start ball rolling impassion rally revolutionise choreograph frame piece rig cast get ball rolling get the ball rolling set a trend fix up wreak galvanize give birth to map out exercise get the show on the road galvanise crank up contribute to rev up lay out connect be off be on your way propose offer start ball rolling on tackle attempt undertake begin undertaking engage in put something in place pick jumps-tart modernize portend foreshadow bring up the curtain on get down facilitate put forward get set down muster draw brainstorm necessitate initiate things break ground commission modernise get something going achieve carry out lay set to plunge into engage jump off get to implement attain enforce signal give notice of show in bring off carry off carry through prod lay foundation make a start on get something moving get something functioning get something working lay the foundation set on bring something on erect jumpstart inspirit bring up admit inflict perform set in place authorize think up administer ignite exhilarate perpetrate phase in sway force influence fulfil antecede mark the start of fan the flames of complete pass legislate empower wake up buoy push germinate consummate debut put in end in dispose go before make a start take the initiative lay the first stone take the first step prepare the way commence on charter decree delegate designate place plot model determine compound comprise drum up outline diagram decide conjure up carve out pull off finalize light the way discharge knock down order depute fire take action on succeed in fulfill set an example be the first be in the vanguard arrange for smooth the path of pave the way for set the scene for clear the way for open the way for allow to happen sign on finish objectify put on get started get cracking on pave the way leave go move off head off depart have as a consequence have as a result inflame authorise set the ball rolling on break the ice on start on roll out bring out conclude break through get feet wet get going with burst into jump into break into cause to occur cause to happen bestir awaken dawn spring break reify appear arise incarnate get show on road prime quicken waken whet suscitate make for draw forth build up open the door to lay down finalise turn the trick put across break the seal put in gear represent make real portray symbolize scheme evolve kick something off symbolise make concrete cause to be endow inculcate light out bear settle up colonise colonize explore bring to life give life put into effect coordinate strike out settle schedule rev lay the groundwork on prepare the way for take the lead on orchestrate lay the groundwork for take the initiative in lead the way for show the way show the way on be the mother of take the lead go out in front be the father of push the envelope mobilize direct blueprint programme program marshal chart project jack up be responsible for see about get together see to make arrangements for take care of lick into shape be in charge of concert mount strategize about timetable mobilise look after scheme out sort out straighten out marshall budget for deal with put into operation

Verb

To be exceptionally proficient in an activity or subject
excel shine star succeed thrive flourish prosper stand out blossom boom figure triumph bloom perform prevail rise advance bourgeon burgeon develop emerge feature mature progress ameliorate arrive be brilliant be excellent be outstanding be skilful flower grow improve glow be expert be pre-eminent be proficient be successful be talented be unparalleled be unrivalled be very good do well reign supreme be the best be unequalled be unexampled be unsurpassed wear the crown be good be skilled be without equal gain ground be good at be second to none be skilled at come of age fare well go great guns go well have a gift have a gift for make it take steps forward come on fly high go places make inroads stand out in a crowd turn out well bear fruit be a success come along develop well get ahead get places make strides move ahead shoot up steal the show cover ground get on well go to town hit it big move forward work up get somewhere go forward make the big time run riot spread one's wings move forward in leaps and bounds do good be conspicuous be distinguished make progress make good make headway outdo strike oil climb overtake become rich strike gold surpass outmaneuver outmanoeuvre leave behind get on get on in the world climb the ladder rise in the world do all right for oneself go up in the world be in clover cut it make the grade score crack it get to the top expand find a place in the sun proceed move achieve success be in the pink make a name for oneself pick up increase make good speed achieve bring home the bacon be getting there be fine and dandy hit the jackpot press forward make one's mark distinguish oneself become famous achieve recognition profit shape up gain spread grow vigorously reach the top take shape benefit augment batten yield produce set the world on fire be victorious grow well become better push on carry all before you grow rich carry off make your mark do wonders hit the target be in good health go go ahead set the Thames on fire yield results press on catch on crack on forge ahead be enriched get there gain recognition break through move up pick up speed make up for lost time proceed forward carry all before one gain control dominate strike it big attain control beat the game attain ascendancy beat the system gain ascendancy make a go push ahead mushroom wax move onward have legs push forward get better build go far achieve a great deal be someone gain advancement make a name climb the ladder of success move up in the world make one's way in the world advance oneself do well for oneself do all right for yourself accomplish gain your end win reap the benefit reap benefits put to good use stand in good stead make the most of turn to one's advantage make good use of evolve be in your prime be strong be on top of the heap be well be in its heyday be vigorous be in good shape become successful be somebody fare keep on pass pace keep moving march move on continue get going journey go along move along make your way come wend carry on get travel hie go on move out go off make ground come out on top multiply bear fatten be fortunate make a killing be on easy street make mark make out live the life of Riley feather nest strike it rich become wealthy make money

Verb

To bet into a pot postflop from the first betting position

Verb

To lead into an area or space, usually with an impressive view or ambiance

Verb

To attract or lure by temptation
lure tempt entice allure attract seduce decoy draw beguile inveigle ensnare persuade bewitch cajole captivate coax induce bait beckon betray enrapture invite lead on solicit trick charm drag enchant fascinate hook pull rope steer train win over come on draw in hit on suck in turn on sweep off one's feet woo wheedle entrap tantalize deceive tantalise wile interest intrigue influence sweet-talk dupe magnetize magnetise rope in absorb mislead enthral enthrall delude blandish mesmerize con grip engage titillate soft-soap entrance engross fool mesmerise hypnotize rivet spellbind flatter talk into blarney butter up urge hoodwink mousetrap hypnotise manoeuvre win gull prevail on excite enamour trap maneuver appeal to arouse kill catch occupy involve please witch string along take grab snare sucker cheat get dazzle delight ravish cozen court get round snow entertain hold immerse busy argue into enamor work on bemuse sway pique enwrap divert convince catch the eye of put one over on capture tease honey take for a ride press worm palaver plague pester transfix bamboozle infatuate provoke pull in gaff enslave rook bring in smooth-talk amuse bring round hoax whet the appetite of scam flirt with arrest lead astray take in come on to hornswoggle appeal double-cross humbug catch up sweep off feet be of interest to lead up the garden path pull a fast one on tickle someone's fancy bedevil diddle encourage wangle toll importune jawbone soothe barter gyp entangle distract flimflam stroke misinform vamp swindle stick bilk misguide enmesh chisel snooker defraud bluff banter oil soap transport prevail upon hose shaft elicit command hold spellbound outwit exploit victimize have spoof juggle burn buffalo gammon wow get around carry away arm-twist set up make mouth water finagle gratify attach sweeten up have on take advantage of fake out preoccupy gladden make up to move pick up impose on spread it on pull a swifty on lead up garden path kid call forth victimise be attractive to float someone's boat rip off put under a spell troll frame egg on rouse ensorcell tout shill talk outsmart flatter into satisfy slay catfish fit up tickle pink make an impression on fix seize gain prompt turn one's head turn one on sweep off your feet make a hit with affect be interesting to touch concern perk up dare make prod call egg one on inspire bat eyes at trip up catch out pressure reason argue coerce pressurize give the come-on to subjugate lay a trap for bribe monopolize monopolise tie up draw out matter to kowtow pressurise motivate persuade to buy arouse someone's interest in sell bootlick soften crowd jolly push brownnose massage take someone's fancy whet someone's appetite secure obtain catch hold of bring around catch one's eye tickle your fancy be a source of fascination to tickle one's fancy arouse the curiosity of engage someone's attention arouse curiosity arouse someone's curiosity soften up make your mouth water dangle a carrot in front of torture torment dangle something lay it on bring pressure to bear on bring forth compel arouse one's curiosity engage one's attention capture one's imagination light someone's fire sit up whet one's appetite hold one's attention net hold in awe work over build up apple polish root to the spot indicate bid sign summon demand ask bedazzle misdirect suck up to play up to get next to hand a line be a hit with draw one's attention taunt misstate prevaricate disinform intoxicate overwhelm kindle subdue thrill animate fire interest greatly stir overpower stimulate rub the right way lay it on thick frustrate thwart badger annoy baffle harass worry harry gnaw beleaguer doublespeak illude misrepresent lie bag immesh implicate embroil mesh ensnarl entoil tangle fleece stiff distort pervert fudge bunk propagandize outfox fabricate generate sting hustle land skin jive pull the wool over someone's eyes put on the wrong track put on an act give someone a bum steer cover up wrong steer put on false front do a number on bait and switch propagandise lie to put on pull the wool over one's eyes pull one's leg caboodle double-talk give wrong information to lead one down the garden path overreach send on a wild goose chase throw off the scent pull wool over eyes take someone in play trick on put up smoke screen take someone for a ride pull the wool over somebody's eyes give the wrong impression cause foster bleed do shortchange screw fiddle betrap benet engender incite create mulct squeeze short skunk ream keep hanging wind up chouse thimblerig euchre pluck nobble beat reel in lay for box in make someone's mouth water keep hanging on keep someone hanging on flirt entreat make happen beg for issue bring on oneself call for countenance leave the door open to bring on lead to ask for set a trap for blind milk embezzle gazump chicane toy with philander with bunco swizzle sharp swizz chat up trifle with sell a pup screw over pull a fast one do in sell a pup to do the dirty on shake down take to the cleaners befool manipulate jockey shave play finesse make eyes at talk into something twist somebody's arm play for a sucker rapture bowl over tickle knock out knock dead exhilarate elate send cheer astound rap make happy humor impress humour give a buzz electrify give someone a kick content amaze enliven indulge stun delectate stupefy blow away elevate appease fill solace pleasure fulfill fulfil regale suit rejoice warm tickle to death refresh give someone a charge glad comfort hold the attention of give pleasure to agree with strike overcome overjoy obsess astonish engulf fixate incline trance mollify endear placate galvanize invigorate charge send into raptures pacify inflame assuage disport enthuse galvanise envigorate please greatly pump up fire with enthusiasm brighten up stir up hit the spot feast fire someone's imagination buck up make someone feel good gas make merry make content maintain keep take somebody or something by storm bewilder awe dumbfound quicken be unable to take one's eyes off agitate stagger confuse keep alive keep up overawe besot forspeak control voodoo floor subject envelop send into transports hold on to tickle the fancy of take someone's breath away employ grab the attention of bind recreate turn someone on daze hog corner assimilate apply consume soak fill with delight cast a spell on put horns on satiate relax inspirit ecstasize crack up keep busy exert a pull on exert influence on energize own sate put the whammy on put under magic spell silence quieten still make a fool of catch someone's eye quench give great pleasure to give joy to become lost sew up up on be hung take up sweep you off your feet razzle-dazzle frenzy jolt suffice reconcile do one's heart good hold your attention get under someone's skin serve slake commove dynamize jar energise petrify paralyse meet feed sweep someone off their feet take somebody's breath away get someone going oblige work up initiate get started show introduce take your breath away take one's breath away light a fire under provide for cloy accommodate fill the bill do the trick surfeit pander to satisfice cater to treasure prize cherish value make your head spin go to your head immobilize halt freeze gorgonize hearten uplift stop dead paralyze root immobilise palsy arride groove convert party fracture nurture attract attention conciliate propitiate sweeten cheer up have a get-together laugh it up treat to toss a party give a party go over big do someone's heart good be the ticket give someone pleasure make a hit with someone buoy up bring joy to give a lift warm the cockles of the heart get one's kicks stop one dead rivet the attention of stop someone in their tracks gentle stop in one's tracks set at ease win the affection of put off guard unarm disarm undermine someone's resistance

Verb

To move or proceed in a given course or direction
bear head run tack veer bend diverge fork incline proceed sheer swerve turn curve deviate extend go make move pivot shift skew swing weave be curl lie change course change direction stretch drift continue reach spread twist wheel detour verge wind span last swivel range divert deflect redirect whip trend encompass divagate zigzag turn off carry on angle off go on go around point tend cover career spread out go as far as run on stretch out arch hook crook lean sweep yaw meander snake bow change go off course make a right make a left turn aside skid whirl branch off dip get around train off avert depart digress be deflected volte-face arc incurvate round careen fall off camber angle away loop sway rotate slew sheer off turn on your heel whirl around turn about turn around persist creep circulate persevere go round keep on move past sidetrack stray wander switch turn away slip vary convert angle evolve vacillate transform slide metamorphose move away progress tilt slant fluctuate alter mutate slither modulate morph roam slope get sidetracked ramble tip transmogrify part cant list shy pitch bank turn from bear off stoop aquaplane gravitate take a turn leave beaten path cut differ heel glide ricochet transfer slue waver flow coast skim coil spiral maunder pass bevel refract excurse alternate direct roll modify train aim buckle level alter course toboggan be at an angle leave-one-out reorient zag zig break back snap remove derogate jackknife spin aberrate revolve disperse straggle bias twirl abandon desert put at an angle warp contort reroute load lurch sidestep err sideslip deform wander away channel flex shelve bulge undulate corkscrew swing over depart from veer off turn sharply swirl swell droop crimp get off course channel away head off draw away convolute screw oscillate gyrate concave inflect wreathe hydroplane incurve convex change the course of grade descend splay lie obliquely decline beam be askew set recoil focus corner rechannel return backslide retrace revert twist and turn wrap around lither reverse shunt rearrange turnabout spin out pass around take a bend hang a right hang a left recline rise fall lay go into skid glissade change over change around grow develop metastasize metamorphize chop and change stream skate sail plane brush whisk breeze cruise bowl transmute transfigure smooth along drive move along scooch move smoothly move over affect amend adapt adjust realign transmutate transit interchange edit distort transition disguise mold revise flip-flop substitute replace swap displace remodel transpose mould

Verb

To change another's belief, especially regarding religion
convert evangelise evangelize proselytise proselytize reform proselyte induce redeem convince move persuade assimilate crusade homilize impel preachify save sermonise sermonize sway baptise baptize brainwash budge campaign incline recruit transfer alter conviction bring around re-educate talk into talk round win over argue into make converts among preach to prevail on prevail upon seek converts among act as a missionary bring into the fold spread the faith spread the faith to spread the gospel spread the gospel to spread the word spread the word to cause to adopt bring to God lead to believe make converts of offer the gospel to share the gospel with tell the gospel to cause to be born again cause a change of heart cause to see the light change the belief of cause someone to change their beliefs make someone change their beliefs cause someone to change their mind make someone change their mind make someone see the light influence get cajole bring inveigle coax prompt motivate encourage satisfy incite urge gain sell one on cause draw instigate sell coerce inspire drive propagandize provoke compel exhort entice argue activate propagandise trigger actuate reason make stimulate impress tempt bring round twist one's arm bring round to the idea of put across make a believer preach indoctrinate bring to Christ seek converts make converts rouse propel pressurize push stir prod press dispose nudge hook inspirit advise pressurise wheedle coax into gain confidence of talk someone into twist someone's arm bring to reason bring to senses work over bring home to prove to proclaim bring to Jesus seduce charm bring over win round work touch make one see the light change one's mind show someone the error of their ways show one the error of their ways lure gain somebody's support win around get somebody on your side counsel procure quicken enlist turn effect set going plead with win argument turn on to cause to believe prod someone into get round wheedle someone into reason someone into press someone into pressure someone into pressurize someone into convert to lead to do wear down overcome accept adopt defend embrace uphold agitate approve assure evangelize to gain one's confidence condition change belief get into stand behind reassure spur be born again bend somebody's ear drill make certain rally elicit occasion impassion goad pressure make see the light energize incentivize spark evoke force steel invigorate put mind at ease demonstrate to cause to feel certain dispel someone's doubts reason someone into believing dispel doubt put someone's mind at rest impress to sell to prove hearten animate uplift impact arouse empower vitalize exhilarate galvanize excite embolden galvanise refresh incentivise prick envigorate energise strike help necessitate incentify cheer on hint to stir up whip up pep up spur on fire up boost up pump up egg on suggest to educate inculcate mold teach program instill programme alter catechize get around get on your side instil mould goose steamroll squeeze bulldoze suck in wheedle into soft-soap exert influence on prod into sweet-talk draw in cajole into put someone up to something

Noun

A dominant position in a competitive environment
dominance forefront superiority primacy leading place first place primary position domination dominion first position ascendancy head place top spot precedence pre-eminence supremacy advantage authority edge command control eminence influence head start power preeminence rule upper hand whip hand governance transcendence vantage stead jump drop pull high ground catbird seat better break inside track leverage favour favor gain bulge start odds mastery flying start help trump card benefit handicap leg up helping hand boon boost expediency position box seat forestart head ascendency initiative asset support assistance leeway luck aid improvement advantageous position leg-up pole position coign of vantage headstart allowance foothold sway percentage mileage running start first crack predominance the upper hand favourable position the edge driver's seat networking connections lift trump hand connexions preponderance opportunity push kick-start chance opening primeness preponderancy prepotency paramountcy leadership nobility meliority predomination commanding lead winning position right people trump convenience ace in the hole preference winner blessing protection prevalence good hold prestige profit decider advantageous beginning encouragement sponsorship backing better quality sovereignty ascendance reign prepotence government hegemony ascendence sovranty imperium predominancy prepollency jurisdiction distinction prestigiousness noteworthiness grip direction reins clout management mana might say-so death grip charge clutch arm weight prerogative right strength license authorization strings authorisation lordship tyranny force licence grasp administration subjection despotism privilege regency warrant commission hand puissance strong arm permit teeth ability might and main triumph victory dictatorship oppression suppression an advantage a lead an edge vantage point what it takes word pwnage ownage conquest penalty suzerainty regiment a commanding position regimentation overlordship points subjugation intimidation repression seniority presidency guardianship rulership supervision coercion superintendence guidance stewardship custody generalship subordination incomparability period of dominance dynasty period of domination omnipotence absolute rule a head start rangatiratanga birthright responsibility diadem permission connection prestidigitation agency voice law entitlement steam say greatness matchlessness inimitability peerlessness the whip hand mastery power drag muscle

Noun

The amount by which a competitor is ahead in a contest
winning margin margin edge gap start interval distance flying start spacing spread stretch length span remove way extent space range reach breadth width compass area scope orbit radius size expanse field sweep journey spectrum diapason scale gamut longitude measure diameter limit height mileage extent lengthwise longness continuance distance lengthwise measurement magnitude dimension linear measure spaciousness linearity ranginess realm landslide difference advantage majority superiority of numbers superiority of votes placing arranging ordering positioning spreading out spacing out separation expansion extension interspace depth plain waste void vastness bit amplitude horizon country mile far piece good ways latitude sheet sphere confines dimensions territory region ambit capacity domain acreage parameters volume purview proportions line amount tract bounds limits room ken swing blanket wideness wilderness thickness elbowroom proportion play leeway coverage arm's length rate horizons remit covering capaciousness space of time measurements footprint swathe full extent sea carpet belt square footage bore immensity calibre remoteness large space uninterrupted space traveling distance broadness beam slack headroom clearance place province module caliber gauge legroom elbow room berth window accommodation breathing space time interval breathing room wiggle room zone gage weight perspective ratio linear perspective circle neighbourhood vicinity register neighborhood pale quantity desert earshot extensity panorama mass bulk value wasteland run of tonnage footage wilds determination analysis valuation density metage frequency degree time pitch judgement calibration judgment survey altitude desolation barren heath barrenness solitude emptiness quagmire marsh swamp brush marshland tundra badlands moor jungle fen bog bush wild brushland no-man's-land dust bowl

Noun

A standard for others to follow
example model pattern exemplar direction guidance leadership paradigm precedent essence standard of excellence template authority blueprint embodiment ideal quintessence guide prototype standard criterion instance epitome antecedent yardstick practice paragon prior example prior case previous instance previous case prior instance archetype previous example norm parallel case illustration icon pioneer torchbearer trailblazer classic stereotype role model apotheosis representative case type exemplification personification symbol incarnation incorporation manifestation externalization expression realization reification collection integration organization inclusion comprehension systematization sample conformation cast prosopopoeia formation matter embracement encompassment structure form objectification substantiation exteriorization avatar personalization materialization systematisation realisation externalisation organisation beau ideal idea materialisation design framework representation mirror perfect example specimen original eidolon recipe gauge acme byword gage perfection embodier personifier abstract instantiation image ikon genius mould master benchmark nonpareil representative typification patron saint touchstone nonesuch lodestar mold soul textbook example definitive example ultimate height typical example emergence advent appearance arrival last word plan pilot prosopopeia thingification measure inspiration ensample value how-to case guiding principle mock-up appreciation shining example zenith guiding spirit copy classic example classic case precursor ancestor granddaddy predecessor grandaddy first foregoer forerunner daddy representative example first model first example version style archetypal setup antecessor crown jewel dream idealism tops game plan beau idéal greatest thing since sliced bread ne plus ultra crème de la crème standard of perfection the bee's knees one in a million best thing since sliced bread actualization concretization symbolization combination concentration consolidation codification bringing together

Noun

A piece of information that may help in an investigation
clue pointer tip-off hint tip guide indication suggestion indicator sign information signal info proof cue evidence inkling intimation key dead giveaway inside wire smoking gun telltale sign trace track trail whisper word confidential information wind warning prompt implication reminder mark nod symptom advice notion innuendo telltale token hot lead alert omen insinuation forewarning recommendation idea caution index piece of information word of advice tipoff wake-up call piece of advice word to the wise manifestation demonstration attestation prompting note notification alarm expression message model forecast prod wink basis steer guideline inference notice high sign mnemonic gesture significant indicia reference announcement red flag heads-up signature glimmering imputation zeitgeber sneaking suspicion catchword spur jolt stimulus counsel maxim guidance disclosure display portent declaration signifier show augury exhibition goad nudge jog help revelation vestige nap wrinkle mention record register communication prognostic proclamation alarum admonition feed twit allusion notifying tidings alarm bells advance warning heads up word of warning prior warning inside information how-to preamble explanation prefiguration auspice adumbration prolegomenon ratio symbol rule indicant formula dope smattering iota impression observation signification news buzz tocsin word to wise a word to the wise flea in ear beacon red light secret information testimony handwriting on the wall information received Mayday SOS okay blinker bleep smoke signal signal fire warning sign substantiation sure sign straw in the wind incontrovertible evidence corroboration conclusive evidence hard evidence absolute indication indisputable evidence unmistakable sign witness suspicion confirmation validation illustration verification testament testimonial showing motion sense representation overtone gesticulation affirmation undertone statement tinge wave giveaway nuance presentation betrayal exposition echo ghost shadow authentication signalling whiff documentation exemplification relic remnant touch soupçon flavour presage connotation action movement remains kinesics feeling reflection flavor signaling profession souvenir body language memory flash voucher motioning glimmer mime pantomime monument dash taste aura promise premonition shade flicker prediction foreboding embodiment threat allegation conception establishment faintest foretoken salute assertion knowledge vein memento foggiest flag remark badge remembrance faintest notion foggiest notion foggiest idea faintest idea exposure tribute signing citation flaunting showcase support certification charge grounds waving divination atmosphere air breath spectacle fragment evocation footprint meaning gesturing spark smell harbinger leak admonishment hunch smidgen curtsy vibrations bow shrug genuflection herald light beckoning shred modicum sniff arm-waving foreshadowing presentiment sign language hand movement handwriting on wall vague idea writing on the wall example evincement conveyance instance marker stamp sigil syndrome appearance recollection demo exhibit survival understanding gleam materialization beckon act move reminiscence bell parade awareness signs signals deed materialisation phenomenon gestures expo slur aspersion signpost streak element goods prescience comment backing for support for grounds for reinforcement for test induction trial determination description prophecy strain body English elucidation recap facts data prognostication affidavit whispering beginning early sign rumor discussion memorial veiled remark precursor foreknowledge trait sprinkling outlook