lead to
lead to lead to v. t. 1. Same as {cause}; as, the roaring stock market led to an increase in the purchase of big-ticket items during the 1996 Christmas season.

Syn: result in, lead to. [PJC]

2. to be a contributory cause of; as, IBM's inattention to the needs of individual users led to the demise of OS/2 as a viable alternative to Windows 95.

Syn: be conducive to, contribute to, lead to, conduce to. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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