[kuhn-doos, -dyoos]

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
Related formscon·duc·er, nouncon·duc·i·ble, adjectiveun·con·duc·ing, adjective

Antonyms for conduce Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for conduce

advance, help, lead, assist, participate, forward, aid, partake

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(intr foll by to) to lead or contribute (to a result)
Derived Formsconducer, nounconducible, adjectiveconducingly, adverb

Word Origin for conduce

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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