- to lead or contribute to a result (usually followed by to or toward): qualities that conduce to success.
Origin of conduce
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Examples from the Web for conduce
Must we not select that to which the art of fighting in armour is supposed to conduce?Laches
And would his seeing her conduce most to her own success, or to Margaret's?Miss Mackenzie
There are many causes which conduce to this partial distribution.Apologia Diffidentis
W. Compton Leith
And now, sir, what can I make or have made for you which will conduce to your comfort?Macaria
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
There are tables and chairs in numbers, and nothing seemed neglected, which could conduce even to the comfort of the readers.
- (intr foll by to) to lead or contribute (to a result)
C15: from Latin condūcere to lead together, from com- together + dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for conduce
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