Definitions for conductˈkɒn dʌkt; kənˈdʌkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ductˈkɒn dʌkt; kənˈdʌkt(n.; v.)

  1. personal behavior; way of acting; deportment.

  2. direction, management, or execution:

    the conduct of a business.

  3. the act of leading; guidance; escort.

  4. Obs. a guide; escort.

  5. (v.t.)to behave or manage (oneself).

  6. to direct in action or course; manage; carry on:

    to conduct a test.

  7. to direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader.

  8. to lead or guide; escort:

    to conduct a tour.

  9. to serve as a channel or medium for (heat, electricity, sound, etc.):

    Copper conducts electricity.

    Category: Physics

  10. (v.i.)to lead.

  11. to act as conductor, esp. of a musical group.

Origin of conduct:

1440–1450; late ME < ML conductus escort < L conductus, ptp. of condūcereconduce

con•duct`i•bil′i•ty(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings(noun)

    manner of acting or controlling yourself

  2. demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment(verb)

    (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

  3. conduct, carry on, deal(verb)

    direct the course of; manage or control

    "You cannot conduct business like this"

  4. conduct, lead, direct(verb)

    lead, as in the performance of a composition

    "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

  5. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry(verb)

    behave in a certain manner

    "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

  6. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide(verb)

    take somebody somewhere

    "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

  7. impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel(verb)

    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

    "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

  8. conduct(verb)

    lead musicians in the performance of

    "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conduct(verb)ˈkɒn dʌkt; v. kənˈdʌkt

    to do sth, usually to get information

    police conducting an investigation; to conduct an experiment/interview

  2. conductˈkɒn dʌkt; v. kənˈdʌkt

    to lead an orchestra, band, or singers

    ***He conducts the high school band.

  3. conductˈkɒn dʌkt; v. kənˈdʌkt

    (of material) to carry electricity

    the current is conducted along the wires

  4. conduct(noun)ˈkɒn dʌkt; v. kənˈdʌkt

    sb's behavior

    angry at the students for their bad conduct

Wiktionary

  1. conduct(Noun)

    The act or method of controlling or directing

  2. conduct(Noun)

    Skillful guidance or management; generalship.

    Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - Edmund Waller.

  3. conduct(Noun)

    The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.

  4. conduct(Noun)

    Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

  5. conduct(Verb)

    To lead, or guide; to escort.

  6. conduct(Verb)

    To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.

    Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege. - William H. Prescott.

  7. conduct(Verb)

    (reflexively to conduct oneself) To behave.

    He conducted himself well.

  8. conduct(Verb)

    To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.

  9. conduct(Verb)

    To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.

  10. conduct(Verb)

    To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.

  11. conduct(Verb)

    To carry out (something organized)

  12. Origin: conductus, from conductus, perfect passive participle of conduco; see also conduce and conduit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conduct(noun)

    the act or method of conducting; guidance; management

  2. Conduct(noun)

    skillful guidance or management; generalship

  3. Conduct(noun)

    convoy; escort; guard; guide

  4. Conduct(noun)

    that which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument

  5. Conduct(noun)

    the manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior

  6. Conduct(noun)

    plot; action; construction; manner of development

  7. Conduct(noun)

    to lead, or guide; to escort; to attend

  8. Conduct(noun)

    to lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom

  9. Conduct(noun)

    to behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well

  10. Conduct(noun)

    to serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc

  11. Conduct(noun)

    to direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition

  12. Conduct(verb)

    to act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry

  13. Conduct(verb)

    to conduct one's self; to behave

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conduct' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3259

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conduct' in Nouns Frequency: #1404

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conduct' in Verbs Frequency: #394


Translations for conduct

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

conduct(verb)

behaviour

His conduct at school was disgraceful.

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