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conduct

con·duct

conduct

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan duhkt
definition: the way one acts; behavior.
She was proud of her children's good conduct during the long wedding ceremony.
synonyms:
actions, bearing, behavior
similar words:
etiquette, manner, manners
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kn duhkt
inflections: conducted, conducting, conducts
definition 1: to behave or manage.
She was nervous, but she conducted herself well at the interview.
synonyms:
behave, carry, manage
similar words:
act, bear
definition 2: to lead or guide.
She conducted a tour of the museum.
synonyms:
direct, lead, manage
similar words:
control, escort, guide, hold, marshal, shepherd, steer, usher
definition 3: to carry or allow passage through or along.
Those wires conduct electricity to our house.
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similar words:
channel, convey, pipe
definition 4: to direct in a performance.
He will conduct the chorus.
 
similar words:
lead
Word Builder: conduct +
  • conductor:
    a thing that conducts electric current.
  • conductor:
    a person who leads an orchestra.
  • conductor:
    a person who collects tickets on a train.
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The word conduct 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