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Synonyms for lead up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead up, initiate(verb)

    set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for

    "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"

    Synonyms:
    pioneer, broach, start, originate, initiate, induct

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How to use lead up in a sentence?

  1. Wu Xinbo:

    Trump will continue to criticize China in the lead-up to the U.S. elections.

  2. Tony Tyler:

    We are confident that, given the current pace of discussions, it will be possible for an agreement to be made at ICAO next year, with the implementation details being clarified in the lead-up to 2020.

  3. Ed Mills:

    Every incumbent president facing a recession in the lead-up to reelection has lost.

  4. The IOC:

    A plan has already been put in place for the Rio Olympics the Games venues in the lead-up to and at Rio Olympics the Games time, which will see them inspected on a daily basis in order to ensure that any puddles of stagnant water -- where the mosquitoes breed -- are removed, therefore minimising the risk of athletes and visitors coming into contact with mosquitoes, rio 2016 will also continue to follow the virus prevention and control measures provided by the authorities, and will provide the relevant guidance to Rio Olympics the Games athletes and visitors.

  5. Sylvain Bruneau:

    Obviously this has not unfolded the way we wanted because we were counting on having two weeks of more preparation and the lead-up tournaments which on both accounts we were not able to do, but I must say that we had a really good lead-up period before we travelled to Australia, things were going nice and smooth and she was making progress and we were heading in the right direction.

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