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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. teach immoral behavior to;
- Example: "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
[syn: lead off, lead astray]

2. set in motion, cause to start;
- Example: "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"
- Example: "The Iraqis began hostilities"
- Example: "begin a new chapter in your life"
[syn: begin, lead off, start, commence]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lead off v 1: teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits" [syn: lead off, lead astray] 2: set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life" [syn: begin, lead off, start, commence] [ant: end, terminate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "lead off": antecede, break ground, break the ice, come before, come first, commence, create, embark, enter, front, go ahead of, go before, go in advance, have priority, head, head the table, head up, inaugurate, initiate, invent, kick off, launch, lead, lead the way, open, originate, outrank, pioneer, precede, rank, rate, set to, stand first, start, take precedence, take the initiative, take the lead, take the plunge, usher in