[kuh n-doo-siv, -dyoo-]


tending to produce; contributive; helpful; favorable (usually followed by to): Good eating habits are conducive to good health.

Origin of conducive

First recorded in 1640–50; conduce + -ive
Related formscon·du·cive·ness, nounnon·con·du·cive, adjectivenon·con·du·cive·ness, nounun·con·du·cive, adjectiveun·con·du·cive·ly, adverbun·con·du·cive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(when postpositive, foll by to) contributing, leading, or tending
Derived Formsconduciveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for conducive

1640s, from conduce + -ive.

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