- personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
- direction or management; execution: the conduct of a business.
- the act of conducting; guidance; escort: The curator's conduct through the museum was informative.
- Obsolete. a guide; an escort.
- to behave or manage (oneself): He conducted himself well.
- to direct in action or course; manage; carry on: to conduct a meeting; to conduct a test.
- to direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader.
- to lead or guide; escort: to conduct a tour.
- to serve as a channel or medium for (heat, electricity, sound, etc.): Copper conducts electricity.
- to lead.
- to act as conductor, or leader of a musical group, by communicating to the performers by motions of a baton or the hands his or her interpretation of the music.
Origin of conduct
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Examples from the Web for conducted
The army has since conducted a brutal wave of jailings against activists and journalists.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
To reclaim it, he had to move beyond established conventions about how a literary career should be conducted.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings
December 25, 2014
They were conducted entirely in Hebrew, a language the U.S. native does not speak, although he was provided a translator.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
This past May, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal conducted a joint poll on body art.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set
December 9, 2014
The Daily Beast posted an interview with Whitaker that I had conducted a little more than a week earlier.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account
December 1, 2014
Yet he conducted these two vocations on principles diametrically opposite.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Because the weather was cold and wet, the ceremonies were conducted indoors.
In this way the business of the people has been conducted for years; and what is the result?Ridgeway
Mr. Davis conducted the diplomatic relations with the Mamunds.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Accordingly, conducted by my friend's clerk, I set out for the Town Hall.In the Heart of Vosges
- the manner in which a person behaves; behaviour
- the way of managing a business, affair, etc; handling
- rare the act of guiding or leading
- rare a guide or leader
- (tr) to accompany and guide (people, a party, etc) (esp in the phrase conducted tour)
- (tr) to lead or direct (affairs, business, etc); control
- (tr) to do or carry outconduct a survey
- (tr) to behave or manage (oneself)the child conducted himself well
- to control or guide (an orchestra, choir, etc) by the movements of the hands or a batonAlso (esp US): direct
- to transmit (heat, electricity, etc)metals conduct heat
Word Origin and History for conducted
early 15c., "to guide," from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere "to lead or bring together" (see conduce). Sense of "convey" is from early 15c.; that of "to direct, manage" is from 1630s; "to behave in a certain way" from c.1710; "to convey" from 1740. Related: Conducted; conducting. Earlier verb in the same sense was condyten (c.1400), related to conduit. The noun is from mid-15c., "guide" (in sauf conducte); sense of "behavior" is first recorded 1670s.
- To act as a medium for conveying something such as heat or electricity.
- The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality.