lead one to


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lead one to

Cause one to do something. For example, This report leads me to believe that we're in an economic recession, or Her unexpected pregnancy led her to take a leave of absence. [First half of 1500s]
See also: lead, one
References in classic literature ?
Thou canst not be the fair Luscinda's because thou art mine, nor can she be thine because she is Cardenio's; and it will be easier, remember, to bend thy will to love one who adores thee, than to lead one to love thee who abhors thee now.
I do believe that the discipline, concentration, and extreme reach of dance often lead one to experience the divine.
Yet the title might lead one to expect an even more comprehensive roster.
But if, say, Eggleston's street shots and on-the-fly intimacies embody a first-person, driver's-eye view of the world, Sternfeld's magisterial perspectives lead one to wonder whether he had a crane mounted on the roof of his VW van.
While not conclusive, the findings "could lead one to believe that the volume of services decreased, either in number or intensity," Baker says.
Momix, the theater-child of Pilobolus co-founder Moses Pendleton, is a little more serious than this image might lead one to believe--but not much.