Definition of conduct in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒndʌkt
[mass noun]


Pronunciation: /kənˈdʌkt
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  • 2 [with object and adverbial of direction] Lead or guide (someone) to or around a particular place: he conducted us through his personal gallery of the Civil War (as adjective conducted) a conducted tour
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    • The local guide conducts us to another thatched-roof hut.
    • At the first village he came across he could easily find a guide to conduct him to Germelshausen, and then he could not miss the road again.
    • She was conducted on a tour of the stud by General Manager John Clarke.
    escort, guide, lead, usher, pilot, accompany, show, show someone the way; shepherd, herd, drive, convoy; see, bring, take, help, assist
  • 4Direct the performance of (a piece of music or an orchestra, choir, etc.): the concert is to be conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
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    • The choir was conducted by director of music Haydn James, accompanied at the piano by Sian Gwawr.
    • Bernstein conducts this music as if it represented an afternoon of joy - which in fact it is.
    • Carter was never content to merely arrange the music and conduct his stellar orchestra.



Pronunciation: /kəndʌktɪˈbɪlɪti/
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  • The low values of electric conductibility confirm that this mineral water is extremely pure and light.
  • Prof. Annemarie Pucci's research group will be demonstrating the operation of a simplified set-up for measuring the conductibility of nanometre film.
  • Its conductibility was so extremely small that one end of a fragment could be held in the hand while the other end was heated indefinitely in the flame of a blow-pipe.


Pronunciation: /kənˈdʌktɪb(ə)l/
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  • Some pans have a plate or base core of the conductible metal, as opposed to the entire core.
  • There might exist some natural foods or minerals that could help to make the body more conductible.
  • As long as the material is electrically conductible the machine can work with it.


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin conduct- 'brought together', from the verb conducere. The term originally denoted a provision for safe passage, surviving in safe conduct; later the verb sense 'lead, guide' arose, hence 'manage' and 'management' (late Middle English), later 'management of oneself, behaviour' (mid 16th century). The original form of the word was conduit, which was preserved only in the sense 'channel' (see conduit); in other uses the spelling was influenced by Latin.

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