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[kuh n-doos, -dyoos] /kənˈdus, -ˈdyus/
verb (used without object), conduced, conducing.
to lead or contribute to a result (usually followed by to or toward):
qualities that conduce to success.
Origin of conduce
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin condūcere to lead, bring together, equivalent to con- con- + dūcere to lead, akin to dux (see duke) and to tow1, tug
Related forms
conducer, noun
conducible, adjective
unconducing, adjective
hinder. Unabridged
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(intransitive) foll by to. to lead or contribute (to a result)
Derived Forms
conducer, noun
conducible, adjective
conducingly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin condūcere to lead together, from com- together + dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for conduce

c.1400, from Latin conducere "to lead or bring together, contribute, serve," from com- "together" (see com-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)).

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