lead


lead
lead 1 vt led, lead·ing: to suggest the desired answer to (a witness) by asking leading questions
lead 2 n: something serving as a tip, indication, or clue
the police have only one lead in the murder investigation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

lead
I (introduction) noun connection, foreword, opening, preamble, preface, prelude, prologue, prompt II (predominant) noun clue, direction, example, generalship, guidance, headline, indication, influence, leading role, leadership, precedence, precedent, predominance, primacy, priority, protagonist, sign III verb assume mastery over, coax, command, conduct, control, direct, dominate, drive, gain ascendancy, govern, guide, handle, head, hold the reins, influence, initiate, introduce, manage, manipulate, marshal, motivate, officiate, originate, oversee, persuade, pilot, pioneer, precede, predominate, preside, prevail upon, prompt, regulate, rule, run, show the way, steer, superintend associated concepts: leading questions, leading the witness IV index advantage, clue, coax, command, conduct, control (regulate), direct (show), direct (supervise), dominate, edge (advantage), generalship, govern, guidance, influence, initiate, manage, manipulate (utilize skillfully), marshal, moderate (preside over), motivate, officiate, operate, originate, oversee, persuade, pioneer, plurality, preamble, precede, predominance, predominate (command), prescribe, preside, prevail (triumph), prevail upon, primacy, prior, prompt, protagonist, redound, regulate (manage), suggestion, superintend, tip (clue)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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