What does conduct mean?

Definitions for conduct
ˈkɒn dʌkt; kənˈdʌktcon·duct

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. behavior, behaviour, conduct, doingsnoun

    manner of acting or controlling yourself

  2. demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportmentverb

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

  3. conduct, carry on, dealverb

    direct the course of; manage or control

    "You cannot conduct business like this"

  4. conduct, lead, directverb

    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, carryverb

    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, guideverb

    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, channelverb

    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

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

  8. conductverb

    lead musicians in the performance of

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

Wiktionary

  1. conductnoun

    The act or method of controlling or directing

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

  2. conductnoun

    Skillful guidance or management; generalship.

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

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

  3. conductnoun

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

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

  4. conductnoun

    Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

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

  5. conductverb

    To lead, or guide; to escort.

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

  6. conductverb

    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.

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

  7. conductverb

    (reflexively to conduct oneself) To behave.

    He conducted himself well.

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

  8. conductverb

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

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

  9. conductverb

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

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

  10. conductverb

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

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

  11. conductverb

    To carry out (something organized)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conductnoun

    the act or method of conducting; guidance; management

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  2. Conductnoun

    skillful guidance or management; generalship

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  3. Conductnoun

    convoy; escort; guard; guide

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  4. Conductnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  5. Conductnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  6. Conductnoun

    plot; action; construction; manner of development

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  7. Conductnoun

    to lead, or guide; to escort; to attend

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  8. Conductnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  9. Conductnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  10. Conductnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  11. Conductnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  12. Conductverb

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  13. Conductverb

    to conduct one's self; to behave

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. conduct

    A type of behavior.

    Her conduct was excellent, she was a role model for so many to follow.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  
  2. conduct

    To convey or express.

    They do conduct themselves so responsibly when they are at school which is so beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  
  3. conduct

    To transmit or serve as a channel for transmission.

    The bottle did conduct sound very well as they were playing with them as if they were instruments.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019  

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of conduct in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Adducci:

    These are all factors that should be considered when making a decision on whether or not to conduct an enforcement action, but the policy, the executive order, I'm sorry, doesn't address that issue.

  2. Kendall Coffey:

    ...The U.S. has threatened “powerful and international sanctions” against those who purchase oil from ISIS. Rather than just economic sanctions, though, consideration shall be given to criminally prosecuting the oil buyers under U.S. statutes that outlaw providing material support or resources to designated terrorist organizations such as ISIS. Some U.S. terrorism laws include exterritorial jurisdiction authorizing prosecution for entirely foreign-based conduct if there are certain U.S.-connected results.

  3. Howard Jacobs:

    Any allegations of sexual misconduct being made against Peter Foley are false, peter Foley has not engaged in any conduct that violates the SafeSport Code, and Peter Foley will cooperate with the U.S. Center for SafeSport when and if they contact Peter Foley.

  4. Minky Worden:

    The virus is impacting the health, human rights, employment and careers of athletes but also the well-being of millions whose livelihoods are dependent on the sports industry and its supply chain, sports bodies have a responsibility to lower risks to athletes, insist on the free flow of information, and conduct themselves in an open and transparent way.

  5. Acting Director Joseph P. Clancey:

    Change is necessary to gain a fresh perspective on how we conduct business, i am certain any of our senior executives will be productive and valued assets either in other positions at the Secret Service or the department.

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Translations for conduct

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  • 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
  • התנהגותHebrew
  • 行動Japanese
  • ನಡವಳಿಕೆKannada
  • 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
  • آرکائیوUrdu

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