Synonyms to in the lead

ahead, a cut above, above, ahead of time, alee, along, ante, ascendant, before, beforehand, beforetime, betimes, better, capping, chosen, distinguished, early, eclipsing, eminent, en route to, exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, first, for, fore, foremost, foresightedly, forth, forward, forwards, greater, headmost, higher, in advance, in anticipation, in ascendancy, in front, in the ascendant, in the forefront, in the foreground, in the front, major, marked, of choice, on, one up on, onward, onwards, outstanding, over, precociously, previous, rare, rivaling, super, superior, surpassing, to the fore, to the front, topping, transcendent, transcendental, transcending, up ahead, upper, winning, aforetime, already, before all, before now, by choice, by election, by vote, confronting, earlier, ere, ere then, erenow, erewhile, erst, erstwhile, facing, formerly, hereinabove, hereinbefore, heretofore, historically, hitherto, in advance of, in