"guiding" in the verb sense
1. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
direct the course determine the direction of travelling
2. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide
take somebody somewhere
"We lead him to our chief"
"can you take me to the main entrance?"
"He conducted us to the palace"
3. guide, steer
be a guiding or motivating force or drive
"The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
4. guide, guide on
use as a guide
"They had the lights to guide on"
5. guide, run, draw, pass
pass over, across, or through
"He ran his eyes over her body"
"She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"
"He drew her hair through his fingers"
"guiding" in the adjective sense
exerting control or influence
"a guiding principle"
2. directing, directional, directive, guiding
showing the way by conducting or leading imposing direction on
"felt his mother's directing arm around him"
"the directional role of science on industrial progress"
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