Definition of conducive in English:


Line breaks: con|du¦cive
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.
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.

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