Synonyms of lead up to in English:

lead up to


See definition of lead up to

phrase

1‘she wondered if he was leading up to suggesting that they go together’

SYNONYMS
prepare the way for, pave the way for, open the way for, lay the groundwork for, set the scene for
work round to, work up to, make overtures about, make advances about, hint at, approach the subject of, introduce the subject of
suggest, hint, imply