What does conduct mean?

Definitions for conductˈkɒn dʌkt; kənˈdʌkt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conduct.

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"


  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

  14. Origin: [See Conduct, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conduct

    kon-dukt′, v.t. to lead or guide: to convey (water): to direct: to manage: to behave: (elect.) to carry or transmit.—ns. Con′duct, act or method of leading or managing: guidance: escort: guide: management: behaviour; Conductibil′ity.—adjs. Conduct′ible, capable of conducting heat, &c.: capable of being conducted or transmitted.—n. Conduc′tion, act or property of conducting or transmitting: transmission by a conductor, as heat.—adj. Conduct′ive, having the quality or power of conducting or transmitting.—ns. Conductiv′ity, a power that bodies have of transmitting heat and electricity; Conduct′or, the person or thing that conducts: a leader: a manager: a leader of an orchestra: one in charge of a bus, &c.: that which has the property of transmitting electricity, heat, &c.—n.fem. Conduct′ress. [L. conductusconducĕre. See Conduce.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conduct in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conduct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Oppenheim:

    Judge, I am ashamed of my conduct.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.

  3. Andrew Levander:

    Mr. Dallavecchia's conduct was entirely proper.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    We expect good conduct on the part of our people.

  5. Ash Carter:

    We can conduct what we need to do within the law.

Images & Illustrations of conduct

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Translations for conduct

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سلوكArabic
  • ръководене, водене, държа се, ръководство, дирижирам, отвеждам, водя, провеждане, провеждам, ръководя, поведениеBulgarian
  • conductaCatalan, Valencian
  • cunduttaCorsican
  • vést, řízení, děj, dirigovat, vedení, chování, provádění, správa, zápletkaCzech
  • Führung, führen, leiten, Leitung, dirigierenGerman
  • konduki, gvidiEsperanto
  • dirigir, comportarse, conducir, guiar, conducta, conducción, manejarSpanish
  • johtaa, toimeenpano, saattaa, suorittaa, opastaa, käytös, hoitaa, käyttäytyä, johtaminenFinnish
  • conduite, conduire, se comporter, comportement, menerFrench
  • béasaIrish
  • dol a-mach, giùlanScottish Gaelic
  • vezényelHungarian
  • kelakuanIndonesian
  • duktar, guidarIdo
  • comportarsi, condotta, conduzione, condurre, comportamentoItalian
  • 行動Japanese
  • ڕه‌وشتKurdish
  • habeoLatin
  • zich gedragen, leiden, dirigeren, geleidenDutch
  • condutaPortuguese
  • comandare, conducere, comportament, dirijareRomanian
  • управление, проводить, руководство, управлять, дирижировать, сопроводить, вести себя, проведение, сопровождать, провожать, поведение, руководитьRussian
  • cundhuta, condutaSardinian
  • handha, leda, utförande, uppträdande, föra, ledning, förvalta, ledsaga, uppförande, skötsel, förvaltning, anföra, hållning, vandel, dirigera, förrättning, sköta, beteendeSwedish
  • నడుపుTelugu

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