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conduct

[ noun kon-duhkt; verb kuhn-duhkt ]
/ noun ˈkɒn dʌkt; verb kənˈdʌkt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to lead.
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.
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Origin of conduct

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

synonym study for conduct

1. See behavior.

OTHER WORDS FROM conduct

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What are other ways to say conduct?

To conduct oneself is to behave or manage oneself. To conduct a tour is to lead or guide it. How does conduct compare to synonyms guide, direct, and lead? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for conduct

conduct

noun (ˈkɒndʌkt)
verb (kənˈdʌkt)

Derived forms of conduct

conductible, adjectiveconductibility, noun

Word Origin for conduct

C15: from Medieval Latin conductus escorted, from Latin: drawn together, from condūcere to conduce
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Medical definitions for conduct

conduct
[ kən-dŭkt ]

v.
To act as a medium for conveying something such as heat or electricity.
n.
The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality.

Other words from conduct

con•ductive adj.
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