Synonyms to lead the way

outstrip, be the bellwether, beacon, beat, best, better, bulk, bulk large, cap, catch up with, come up to, come up with, distance, eclipse, exceed, excel, gain on, gain upon, get ahead of, get before, go before, guide, have the start, head, head the line, lap, lead, lead the dance, leave behind, leave standing, light the way, loom, loom large, lose, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgo, outjump, outleap, outmaneuver, outmarch, outpace, outperform, outplay, outpoint, outrange, outreach, outride, outrival, outrun, outsail, outshine, outsoar, outstep, outvie, outwit, overcome, overhaul, overjump, overleap, overmatch, overplay, override, overtake, overtop, pace, pass, precede, rear, rise above, set the pace, shake off, soar, spearhead, stand first, stand out, surpass, take the lead, top, tower, tower above, transcend, worst, break ground, break the ice, cast away, cast loose, cast off, cat the anchor, create, drop the mooring, head up, initiate, invent, lead off, loose for sea, originate, pioneer, take the initiative, take the plunge, unmoor, up