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conduct

[noun kon-duhkt; verb kuh n-duhkt] /noun ˈkɒn dʌkt; verb kənˈdʌkt/
noun
1.
personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
2.
direction or management; execution:
the conduct of a business.
3.
the act of conducting; guidance; escort:
The curator's conduct through the museum was informative.
4.
Obsolete. a guide; an escort.
verb (used with object)
5.
to behave or manage (oneself):
He conducted himself well.
6.
to direct in action or course; manage; carry on:
to conduct a meeting; to conduct a test.
7.
to direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader.
8.
to lead or guide; escort:
to conduct a tour.
9.
to serve as a channel or medium for (heat, electricity, sound, etc.):
Copper conducts electricity.
verb (used without object)
10.
to lead.
11.
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
late Middle English
1250-1300
1250-1300; late Middle English < Medieval Latin conductus escort, noun use of Latin conductus (past participle of condūcere to conduce), equivalent to con- con- + duc- lead + -tus past participle suffix; replacing Middle English conduyt(e) < Anglo-French < Latin as above; see conduit
Related forms
conductible, adjective
conductibility, noun
nonconductibility, noun
nonconductible, adjective
preconduct, verb (used with object)
reconduct, verb (used with object)
unconducted, adjective
unconductible, adjective
well-conducted, adjective
Synonyms
1. demeanor, comportment, actions, manners. 2. guidance, administration. 5. deport, bear. 6. supervise, administer.
Synonym Study
1. See behavior. 8. See guide.
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Examples from the Web for reconducted
Historical Examples
  • The court retired, and the criminal was reconducted to the prison behind the hall.

  • He was mighty polite, squeezed my hand, and reconducted me to my own door.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • After this they dressed and reconducted her to the room in which the sance was held.

  • When you have reconducted this gentleman, you will introduce this caballero to me.

    The Insurgent Chief

    Gustave Aimard
  • His Grace confessed the fraud, was arrested, and reconducted to Rome.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • He was reconducted home by them, himself dejected, they triumphant.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • This sally was received with roars of applause, and the unhappy prisoner was reconducted to the place of confinement.

  • Maurice reconducted his grandmother to the hotel, almost without their exchanging a word by the way.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • Levy said not a word until he had reconducted his visitor into his den of destruction, all gleaming with spoliaria in rosewood.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She added to those in attendance, 'Let this brave gentleman be reconducted to the gate without delay.'

    The Siege of Norwich Castle Matilda Maria Blake
British Dictionary definitions for reconducted

conduct

noun (ˈkɒndʌkt)
1.
the manner in which a person behaves; behaviour
2.
the way of managing a business, affair, etc; handling
3.
(rare) the act of guiding or leading
4.
(rare) a guide or leader
verb (kənˈdʌkt)
5.
(transitive) to accompany and guide (people, a party, etc) (esp in the phrase conducted tour)
6.
(transitive) to lead or direct (affairs, business, etc); control
7.
(transitive) to do or carry out: conduct a survey
8.
(transitive) to behave or manage (oneself): the child conducted himself well
9.
to control or guide (an orchestra, choir, etc) by the movements of the hands or a baton Also (esp US) direct
10.
to transmit (heat, electricity, etc): metals conduct heat
Derived Forms
conductible, adjective
conductibility, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin conductus escorted, from Latin: drawn together, from condūcere to conduce
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Word Origin and History for reconducted

conduct

v.

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.

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reconducted in Medicine

conduct con·duct (kən-dŭkt')
v. con·duct·ed, con·duct·ing, con·ducts
To act as a medium for conveying something such as heat or electricity. n.
(kŏn'dŭkt') The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality.


con·duc'tive adj.
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