Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible: the harsh lights and cameras were hardly conducive to a relaxed atmosphere
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- 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.
mid 17th century: from conduce, on the pattern of words such as conductive.