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Definition 1: set in motion, cause to start - [verb of change]

Samples where lead off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
  • The Iraqis began hostilities
  • begin a new chapter in your life

Synonyms for lead off in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of lead off ) start or re-start vigorously

"The Secretary of State intends to jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process"

(... is a kind of lead off ) cause to start anew

"The enemy recommenced hostilities after a few days of quiet"

(... is a kind of lead off ) be a precursor of

"The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"

(... is a kind of lead off ) set in motion or cause to begin

"The guide set the tour off to a good start"

(... is a kind of lead off ) get off the ground

"Who started this company?" "We embarked on an exciting enterprise" "I start my day with a good breakfast" "We began the new semester" "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM" "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"

(lead off causes ...) have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

"The DMZ begins right over the hill" "The second movement begins after the Allegro" "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

(lead off has a similar meaning as ...) have a beginning, of a temporal event

"WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland" "The company's Asia tour begins next month"

Samples where lead off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits

Synonyms for lead off in the sense of this definition

(lead off is a kind of ...) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

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