Definition of conducive in English:

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conducive

Pronunciation: /kənˈd(y)o͞osiv/

adjective

Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible: the harsh lights and cameras were hardly conducive to a relaxed atmosphere
More example sentences
  • We now know that the latter situation is conducive to the emergence of resistant mutants.
  • She may want to be, or should be, in situations that are conducive to this.
  • On the face of it, the new situation was much more conducive to an Arab - Israeli peace process.
Synonyms
favorable to, beneficial to, advantageous to, opportune to, propitious to, encouraging to, promising to, convenient for, good for, helpful, instrumental in, productive of, useful for

Origin

Mid 17th century: from conduce, on the pattern of words such as conductive.

Words that rhyme with conducive

abusive, allusive, collusive, conclusive, delusive, diffusive, effusive, elusive, exclusive, illusive, inclusive, intrusive, obtrusive, preclusive, reclusive, seclusive

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Syllabification: con·du·cive

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