Nouns (11)

n. the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
leading, lead
n. thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
pencil lead, lead
n. mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
spark advance, lead
n. the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
n. (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
lead, principal, star
n. an actor who plays a principal role

Verbs (23)

v. cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
lead, chair, moderate
v. preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
v. tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
lead, result, leave
v. have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
extend, lead, pass, go, run
v. 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"
lead, go
v. lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
lead, run
v. cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
top, lead
v. be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
v. to make the first play
conduce, lead, contribute
v. be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

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Fuzzynyms (73)

theatrical role, persona, part, role, character
n. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
leading lady
n. actress who plays the leading female role
prima donna, diva
n. a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
friend, booster, admirer, champion, protagonist, supporter
n. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
n. a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
v. become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
v. open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
decree, rule
v. decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
v. assign authority to
arbitrate, liaise, intermediate, mediate, intercede
v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement"
tempt, influence, charm
v. induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
tempt, lure, entice
v. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
accuse, charge
v. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"
modulate, inflect, tone
v. vary the pitch of one's speech
outperform, surmount, outdo, exceed, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, surpass
v. be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
reach out, reach
v. move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people"
v. cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"
go forward, continue, proceed
v. move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
v. make mandatory; "the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"
v. occur between other event or between certain points of time; "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
rule, govern
v. exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
v. have sovereign power; "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
compere, emcee
v. act as a master of ceremonies
cover, comprehend, encompass, embrace
v. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
overspread, spread
v. spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
straddle, range
v. range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
overtop, overlook, command, dominate
v. look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
overtop, overlook, command, dominate
v. look down on; "The villa dominates the town"

Synonyms (1)

v. come about or follow as a consequence; "nothing will result from this meeting"

Antonyms (1)

n. an excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period); "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"


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