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conduce

con·duce

conduce

pronunciation:
kn dus
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: conduced, conduces, conducing
definition: to contribute to or help bring about a result (usu. fol. by to or toward).
Such postwar conditions often conduce to economic chaos.
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The word conduce contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along