Definition of conducive in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈdjuːsɪv/


(usually conducive to)
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.
good for, helpful to, instrumental in, calculated to produce, productive of, useful for;
favourable, beneficial, valuable, advantageous, opportune, propitious, encouraging, promising, convenient;
(be conducive to) contribute to, lead to, tend to promote, make for, facilitate, favour, aid, assist, help, benefit, encourage


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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