Synonyms to set the pace

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, lead the way, 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, shake off, soar, spearhead, stand first, stand out, surpass, take the lead, top, tower, tower above, transcend, worst, characterize, adumbrate, argue, be characteristic, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, bespeak, betoken, block out, brand, bring to life, catch a likeness, chalk out, character, chart, connote, define, delineate, demarcate, denominate, denote, depict, describe, diagr