Antonyms for leadlɛd

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term lead

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead(noun)

    an advantage held by a competitor in a race

    "he took the lead at the last turn"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  2. lead, Pb, atomic number 82(noun)

    a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey

    "the children were playing with lead soldiers"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, petabyte, star, jumper cable, petabit, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer, pebibyte

  3. lead, track, trail(noun)

    evidence pointing to a possible solution

    "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    rails, course, data track, path, lead-in, wind, cut, atomic number 82, cart track, confidential information, lead, principal, leading, tether, caterpillar tread, raceway, lead story, caterpillar track, trail, runway, lede, steer, rail, leash, star, running, hint, racetrack, jumper cable, cartroad, jumper lead, booster cable, racecourse, pencil lead, tip, track, spark advance

  4. lead(noun)

    a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')

    "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn't follow our lead"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  5. lead(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  6. lead, lead-in, lede(noun)

    the introductory section of a story

    "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  7. lead(noun)

    (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  8. star, principal, lead(noun)

    an actor who plays a principal role

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    hint, lead story, whiz, lead-in, wind, school principal, atomic number 82, head teacher, ace, head, confidential information, whizz, headliner, leading, tether, lead, hotshot, wiz, star topology, dealer, sensation, lede, steer, principal, maven, genius, star, asterisk, virtuoso, mavin, wizard, jumper cable, jumper lead, booster cable, principal sum, adept, leash, superstar, pencil lead, trail, corpus, tip, champion, track, spark advance

  9. lead(noun)

    (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

    "he took a long lead off first"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  10. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(noun)

    an indication of potential opportunity

    "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    hint, touch, flatus, mite, farting, lead-in, wind, crest, atomic number 82, nothingness, pinch, crown, suggestion, jot, confidential information, bakshis, peak, leading, breaking wind, soupcon, bullock, point, pourboire, tether, lead, wind instrument, lead story, trail, clue, baksheesh, lede, winding, steer, tinge, leash, gratuity, fart, star, malarkey, idle words, malarky, bakshish, jazz, jumper cable, jumper lead, air current, booster cable, intimation, principal, current of air, top, trace, pencil lead, breath, tip, speck, summit, backsheesh, track, spark advance, twist

  11. lead, lead story(noun)

    a news story of major importance

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  12. spark advance, lead(noun)

    the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, star, tether, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, principal, trail, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  13. leash, tether, lead(noun)

    restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    hint, tercet, lead-in, wind, tierce, atomic number 82, trine, ternion, confidential information, lead, leading, terzetto, triad, tether, lead story, steer, lede, jumper lead, trail, triplet, leash, ternary, trio, three, troika, collar, jumper cable, threesome, booster cable, deuce-ace, principal, star, pencil lead, trinity, trey, tip, track, spark advance

  14. lead, leading(noun)

    thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, leadership, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  15. lead, pencil lead(noun)

    mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  16. jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, booster cable(noun)

    a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

    "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, star, tether, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, jumper lead, trail, jumper cable, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, leash, steer, principal

  17. lead(verb)

    the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

    "the lead was in the dummy"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

  18. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide(verb)

    take somebody somewhere

    "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    require, chair, read, occupy, subscribe to, rent, withdraw, run, organise, lead, top, mastermind, take on, carry, deal, assume, engineer, have, hold, choose, learn, fill, transmit, necessitate, impart, consume, go, drive, hire, result, place, consider, need, study, behave, pick out, steer, guide on, send, channel, draw, contract, adopt, calculate, film, remove, demand, acquit, orchestrate, conduce, lease, contribute, take aim, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, comport, make, claim, channelize, point, manoeuvre, head, get, channelise, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, deport, shoot, aim, direct, charter, precede, extend, contain, address, bear, carry on, target, subscribe, involve, acquire, manoeuver, look at, postulate, organize, accept, moderate, guide, admit, pass, ingest, leave, ask, maneuver, conduct

  19. leave, result, lead(verb)

    have as a result or residue

    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    go out, conduce, go away, impart, pass on, allow, head, guide, lead, go forth, take, result, leave alone, extend, pull up stakes, will, bequeath, chair, precede, leave behind, give, go, forget, direct, pass, get out, ensue, provide, depart, allow for, leave, conduct, exit, run, top, contribute, entrust, moderate

  20. lead(verb)

    tend to or result in

    "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    go, conduce, chair, moderate, contribute, result, guide, direct, extend, top, run, take, pass, leave, conduct, precede, head

  21. lead, head(verb)

    travel in front of; go in advance of others

    "The procession was headed by John"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    go, conduce, point, head up, channelize, maneuver, channelise, chair, moderate, contribute, result, manoeuver, guide, direct, extend, top, run, lead, take, pass, leave, conduct, precede, steer, head, manoeuvre

  22. lead(verb)

    cause to undertake a certain action

    "Her greed led her to forge the checks"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    go, conduce, chair, moderate, contribute, result, guide, direct, extend, top, run, take, pass, leave, conduct, precede, head

  23. run, go, pass, lead, extend(verb)

    stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

    "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"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    pop off, last, drop dead, melt, lead, play, lean, eliminate, live, blend in, plump, take place, start, survive, fall out, decease, work, run low, conduct, take, carry, protract, buy the farm, spend, fleet, melt down, extend, go across, result, stretch out, broaden, proceed, turn tail, endure, overtake, fit, evanesce, get going, gallop, slip by, course, hap, expire, direct, snuff it, make pass, communicate, black market, feed, depart, head for the hills, fall, draw, flow, widen, pass away, hightail it, croak, run away, fade, scat, head, glide by, escape, continue, happen, unravel, contribute, poke out, expand, egest, ply, come about, kick the bucket, draw out, range, go by, chair, make it, campaign, blow over, transcend, authorize, track down, belong, give way, offer, function, pass off, cover, consort, exceed, stretch, give-up the ghost, conk, surpass, exsert, get, cash in one's chips, break, hold up, exit, overstep, run for, incline, die hard, pass on, hand, conk out, break down, devolve, travel, bunk, blend, race, top, moderate, move, lam, go on, sound, reach, persist, slide by, operate, fail, elapse, hunt, strain, legislate, choke, locomote, authorise, tend, sink, occur, run short, bleed, conduce, scarper, go along, execute, put across, take to the woods, go past, unfold, pass along, live on, lapse, go bad, run, hunt down, slip away, clear, guide, reach out, die, turn over, be given, go, overhaul, become, return, rifle, perish, travel by, precede, fly the coop, hold out, give, pass, ladder, prolong, break away, go through, prevail, pass by, give out, stretch forth, put out, excrete, leave, go away

  24. head, lead(verb)

    be in charge of

    "Who is heading this project?"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, manoeuver, run, precede, maneuver, chair, extend, top, guide, pass, head up, direct, channelize, conduct, head, conduce, take, moderate, channelise, leave, result, contribute, steer, go, point, manoeuvre

  25. lead, top(verb)

    be ahead of others; be the first

    "she topped her class every year"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    go, conduce, crown, top off, clear, exceed, pinch, chair, moderate, contribute, top out, result, guide, direct, extend, top, run, go past, lead, take, transcend, pass, leave, conduct, precede, head, overstep

  26. contribute, lead, conduce(verb)

    be conducive to

    "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, conduce, precede, run, put up, bestow, lend, chip in, give, chair, extend, contribute, add, impart, guide, direct, result, top, kick in, take, moderate, pass, leave, conduct, bring, go, head

  27. conduct, lead, direct(verb)

    lead, as in the performance of a composition

    "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    comport, conduce, place, moderate, impart, behave, send, head, target, lead, maneuver, take, carry on, result, point, deport, extend, aim, channelise, deal, take aim, engineer, chair, calculate, channel, precede, carry, manoeuver, go, address, manoeuvre, direct, pass, organize, channelize, organise, acquit, convey, leave, conduct, transmit, run, top, contribute, orchestrate, mastermind, guide, train, steer, bear

  28. go, lead(verb)

    lead, extend, or afford access

    "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, pop off, operate, belong, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, work, choke, go away, get, rifle, cash in one's chips, sound, get going, kick the bucket, expire, blend, function, lead, endure, leave, live, pass away, perish, run short, survive, croak, plump, move, extend, conk, fit, blend in, become, run low, conk out, locomote, break, proceed, last, decease, give out, snuff it, depart, give way, hold up, direct, chair, go, pass, hold out, precede, start, fail, take, die, moderate, travel, conduct, exit, run, top, contribute, live on, conduce, guide, head, break down, result, go bad

  29. precede, lead(verb)

    move ahead (of others) in time or space

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, conduce, antecede, precede, predate, antedate, chair, forgo, come before, result, guide, forego, direct, extend, top, run, premise, preface, take, moderate, pass, leave, conduct, contribute, introduce, go, head

  30. run, lead(verb)

    cause something to pass or lead somewhere

    "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, moderate, run away, move, turn tail, range, head, guide, function, lead, lam, take, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, conduce, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, chair, run, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, direct, play, die hard, race, pass, top, run for, black market, persist, incline, leave, conduct, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, contribute, tend, escape, precede, ladder, ply, result, melt

  31. moderate, chair, lead(verb)

    preside over

    "John moderated the discussion"

    Antonyms:
    deficit

    Synonyms:
    lead, temper, run, mince, hold in, tame, precede, result, chairman, control, chair, moderate, hold, guide, check, soften, tone down, direct, extend, top, head, conduce, take, pass, leave, conduct, contribute, chasten, go, curb, contain

Wiktionary

  1. lead(2)

    Foremost.

    Synonyms:
    leader, front, leading, head, first

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lead

    One object draws another when it moves it toward itself or in the direction of its own motion by the exertion of adequate force, whether slight or powerful. To attract is to exert a force that tends to draw, tho it may produce no actual motion; all objects are attracted toward the earth, tho they may be sustained from falling. To drag is to draw against strong resistance; as, to drag a sled over bare ground, or a carriage up a steep hill. To pull is to exert a drawing force, whether adequate or inadequate; as, the fish pulls on the line; a dentist pulls a tooth. To tug is to draw, or try to draw, a resisting object with a continuous straining motion; as, to tug at the oar. To haul is to draw somewhat slowly a heavy object; as, to haul a seine; to haul logs. One vessel tows another. In the figurative sense, attract is more nearly akin to incline, draw to induce. We are attracted by one's appearance, drawn to his side. Compare ALLURE; ARRAY; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for DRIVE.

    Antonyms:
    alienate, estrange, rebuff, reject, repel, repulse

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, drag, draw, entice, haul, incline, induce, lure, pull, tow, tug

    Preposition:
    To draw water from or out of the well; draw the boat through the water, to the shore; draw air into the lungs; draw with cords of love; the wagon is drawn by horses, along the road, across the field, over the stones, through the woods, to the barn.

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