verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of conduct
Examples from the Web for conducting
The U.S. campaign against ISIS leans on two pillars: conducting airstrikes, and beefing up local forces.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Dave Eggers wrote What Is The What after conducting hundreds of hours of interviews with his protagonist.
Another week, he caught scores of the rodents that had been conducting raids on vegetables.
“We are not conducting air strikes in Iraq,” Cmdr. Smith said on Wednesday.Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?|Jacob Siegel|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conducting research for an earlier book, I was invited to spend five days at a high-level U.S. government institution.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research|Ridley Pearson|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Probably most of the conducting fibrils leave at or near the termination of the thicker part of the fiber.
Deign to accept my arm, I will do myself the honor of conducting you to your tent.The King of the Mountains|Edmond About
After waiting in vain for me to speak, the servant who was conducting me answered Lady de Vaux's question.A Monk of Cruta|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Enter a Merchants' Exchange, and see with what fixed application they study the best plans of conducting their business.Thoughts on Missions|Sheldon Dibble
This mode of conducting knights to the tournament was not the only pleasing prelude of the sports.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)|Charles Mills
British Dictionary definitions for conducting
Word Origin for conduct
Word Origin and History for conducting
early 15c., "to guide," from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere "to lead or bring together" (see conduce). Sense of "convey" is from early 15c.; that of "to direct, manage" is from 1630s; "to behave in a certain way" from c.1710; "to convey" from 1740. Related: Conducted; conducting. Earlier verb in the same sense was condyten (c.1400), related to conduit. The noun is from mid-15c., "guide" (in sauf conducte); sense of "behavior" is first recorded 1670s.