English: lead

English verb 'lead' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to lead
Participle: led
Gerund: leading

Indicative

Present

Ilead
youlead
he;she;itleads
welead
youlead
theylead

Perfect

Ihave led
youhave led
he;she;ithas led
wehave led
youhave led
theyhave led

Past

Iled
youled
he;she;itled
weled
youled
theyled

Pluperfect

Ihad led
youhad led
he;she;ithad led
wehad led
youhad led
theyhad led

Future

Iwill lead
youwill lead
he;she;itwill lead
wewill lead
youwill lead
theywill lead

Future perfect

Iwill have led
youwill have led
he;she;itwill have led
wewill have led
youwill have led
theywill have led

Subjunctive

Present

Ilead
youlead
he;she;itlead
welead
youlead
theylead

Perfect

Ihave led
youhave led
he;she;ithave led
wehave led
youhave led
theyhave led

Imperfect

Iled
youled
he;she;itled
weled
youled
theyled

Pluperfect

Ihad led
youhad led
he;she;ithad led
wehad led
youhad led
theyhad led

Conditional

Present

Iwould lead
youwould lead
he;she;itwould lead
wewould lead
youwould lead
theywould lead

Perfect

Iwould have led
youwould have led
he;she;itwould have led
wewould have led
youwould have led
theywould have led

Imperative

youlead
weLet's lead
youlead

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam leading
youare leading
he;she;itis leading
weare leading
youare leading
theyare leading

Perfect

Ihave been leading
youhave been leading
he;she;ithas been leading
wehave been leading
youhave been leading
theyhave been leading

Past

Iwas leading
youwere leading
he;she;itwas leading
wewere leading
youwere leading
theywere leading

Pluperfect

Ihad been leading
youhad been leading
he;she;ithad been leading
wehad been leading
youhad been leading
theyhad been leading

Future

Iwill be leading
youwill be leading
he;she;itwill be leading
wewill be leading
youwill be leading
theywill be leading

Future perfect

Iwill have been leading
youwill have been leading
he;she;itwill have been leading
wewill have been leading
youwill have been leading
theywill have been leading

Conditional

Present

Iwould be leading
youwould be leading
he;she;itwould be leading
wewould be leading
youwould be leading
theywould be leading

Perfect

Iwould have been leading
youwould have been leading
he;she;itwould have been leading
wewould have been leading
youwould have been leading
theywould have been leading

Verbs conjugated like lead

lead, mislead,

Additional Information

Etymology

"to guide," O.E. lædan "cause to go with one, lead," causative of liðan "to travel," from W.Gmc. *laithjan (cf. O.S. lithan, O.N. liða "to go," O.H.G. ga-lidan "to travel," Goth. ga-leiþan "to go"). Meaning "to be in first place" is from c.1380. The noun is first recorded c.1300, "action of leading." Meaning "the front or leading place" is from 1570. Johnson stigmatized it as "a low, despicable word." Sense in card-playing is from 1742; in theater, from 1831; in journalism, from 1927; in jazz bands, from 1934. Leader "one who leads" is from c.1300; as shortened form of leading article (1807) "prominent newspaper piece giving editorial opinion" it dates from 1837. Leadership first attested 1821.