[ kuhn-doos, -dyoos ]
/ kənˈdus, -ˈdyus /

verb (used without object), con·duced, con·duc·ing.

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


con·duc·er, nouncon·duc·i·ble, adjectiveun·con·duc·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for conduce

/ (kənˈdjuːs) /


(intr foll by to) to lead or contribute (to a result)

Derived forms of conduce

conducer, nounconducible, adjectiveconducingly, adverb

Word Origin for conduce

C15: from Latin condūcere to lead together, from com- together + dūcere to lead
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