lead to meaning

  "lead to" in a sentence
lead to sth not passive to cause something to happen, especially some time later:
the events which led to the downfall of Margaret Thatcher
Air-traffic controllers are worried that these proposals could lead to a major accident.
The bank has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of the robbers.
SIMILAR TO: result in, cause

[American slang]
v. phr. To result in. Such a heavy arms race can only lead to war.


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  1. the attempt leads to an infinite regress.
  2. the wording is likely to lead to ambiguity.
  3. today these particles lead to auroral displays.
  4. problems always lead to other problems.
  5. this leads to some interesting conclusions.

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