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Definition of the verb lead on
What does lead on mean as a doing phrase?
- entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] I forced him [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, object control with -ing] I forced him into coming [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause] I forced John into the chairmanship
Force Verbs (with the same syntax): bamboozle, bullock, coax, coerce, commission, compel, dare, draw, encourage, entice, force, impel, incite, induce, inveigle, jolt, lead, mislead, motivate, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, prod, prompt, push, rouse, rush, soothe, spur, sweet-talk, tempt.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- more generic words: entice / lure / tempt = provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
- be false to; be dishonest with
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of lead on: cozen / deceive / delude
- more generic words: victimise / victimize = make a victim of
- more specific terms:
- betray / sell = deliver to an enemy by treachery
- chisel / cheat = engage in deceitful behavior
- shill = act as a shill
- pull a fast one on / play a trick on / play a joke on / play tricks / flim-flam / trick / fob / fox = deceive somebody
- befool / fool / gull = make a fool or dupe of
- cheat on / cuckold / betray / wander / cheat = be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
- pull someone's leg / play a joke on / hoax = subject to a playful hoax or joke
- ensnare / entrap / set up / frame = take or catch as if in a snare or trap
- humbug = trick or deceive
Alternative definition of the verb lead on
- [transitive, idiomatic] to mislead, to try to make someone believe a lie.
- [transitive, idiomatic] to encourage with the illusion of a romantic relationship.
- "Lead On" is an album released by American country music artist George Strait. Released in 1994 on MCA Records, the album was certified platinum in the U.S. for sales of one million copies. It includes the singles "The Big One", "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody", "Lead On", and "Adalida", which respectively reached #1, #1, #7 and #3 on the Hot Country Songs charts between 1994 and 1995. The album's title track was co-written by Teddy Gentry, who at the time was a member of the band Alabama.
- "Lead On" is a song written by Dean Dillon and Teddy Gentry, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in June 1995 as the fourth and final single and title track from his album Lead On. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in September 1995.
- "Lead On" a.k.a. "Lead... On" is a musical album of Deventter.
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- "Lead On" is a 1995 album by George Strait.
- released on (19 years ago)
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by Laura Emma Lockwood
the jolly hours lead on...
Dictionary Of Social Work (2010)
The Definitive A to Z of Social Work and Social Care by John Pierson
The more general belief that even minor rule-breaking, if it is not challenged, is likely to lead on to more serious offending has been highly influential in a number of spheres. It has been a significant feature of the new youth justice pursued by ...
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Usage statistics about lead on
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
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