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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. conduct(Noun)

    The act or method of controlling or directing

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

  2. conduct(Noun)

    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. conduct(Noun)

    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. conduct(Noun)

    Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

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

  5. conduct(Verb)

    To lead, or guide; to escort.

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

  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.

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

  7. conduct(Verb)

    (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. conduct(Verb)

    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. conduct(Verb)

    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. conduct(Verb)

    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. conduct(Verb)

    To carry out (something organized)

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  2. Conduct(noun)

    skillful guidance or management; generalship

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  3. Conduct(noun)

    convoy; escort; guard; guide

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  4. Conduct(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  5. Conduct(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  6. Conduct(noun)

    plot; action; construction; manner of development

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  7. Conduct(noun)

    to lead, or guide; to escort; to attend

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  8. Conduct(noun)

    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. Conduct(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  10. Conduct(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  11. Conduct(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  12. Conduct(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Conduct, n.]

  13. Conduct(verb)

    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  

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

How to pronounce conduct?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say conduct in sign language?

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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. Ben Hodges:

    Right now, without mobilizing, I don't think they have the capacity to do three major things at one time. They can do one thing, I think, in a big way without mobilizing. But in four to five years, I think that will change, certainly within the next four to five years they will have the ability to conduct operations in eastern Ukraine and pressure the Baltics and pressure Georgia and do other things, without having to do a full mobilization.

  2. Jin Keli:

    With more new products coming out, especially these glasses, we think we can use them to conduct contactless temperature measurement, they are very efficient when faced with a big crowd of people.

  3. Ghazi Zeaiter:

    The Russians have asked the Directorate of Civil Aviation authority in Lebanon to divert the routes of planes in a specific area over the international waters where they are planning to conduct the exercise, this (disruption would have been) for three days but we refused because it is against our interests.

  4. George Washington:

    As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

  5. Sheikh Salman:

    In this time of uncertainty surrounding soccer's world governing body FIFA, it is clear that what is needed, more urgently than ever, is a firm hand to run the world body competently and with a determination to conduct its affairs professionally and with maximum transparency.

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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
  • 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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