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 ?
Its banks, and those of the brook are respectably adorned with blooming oleanders, but the unutterable beauty of the spot will not throw a well- balanced man into convulsions, as the Syrian books of travel would lead one to suppose.
Nothing now in Mrs Verloc's appearance could lead one to suppose that she was capable of a passionate demonstration.
Despite superficial and temporary signs which might lead one to entertain a contrary opinion, there was never a time when I felt more hopeful for the race than I do at the present.
Although the title of the collection might lead one to believe that the stories are all about the Jewish or Russian experience, this is a much more universal immigrant experiences of both the old country and the new, illustrated by wonderful details that define and describe the characters.
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.