Definition of conduce in English:


Line breaks: con|duce
Pronunciation: /kənˈdjuːs


[no object] (conduce to) formal
Help to bring about (a particular situation or outcome): nothing would conduce more to the unity of the nation
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  • In this, I have combined different methods of attack and defense, in such a way that the result will conduce to the harmonious development of the whole body.
  • Just because such awareness does not automatically conduce to the cause of the neo-imperialists does not mean it can be explained away by petit-bourgeois insularity.
  • In each region, he finds, demographics are undermining the social and economic arrangements that conduce to prosperity.


late Middle English (in the sense 'lead or bring'): from Latin conducere 'bring together' (see conduct).

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