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conduct

con·duct

conduct

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan duhkt
definition 1: the way one acts; behavior.
He was let out of prison for good conduct.The defendant's conduct during the grueling trial was admirable.
synonyms:
actions, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment
similar words:
etiquette, form, manner, manners
definition 2: guidance or course.
The article gives a detailed account of the administration's conduct of the war.
synonyms:
administration, direction, guidance
similar words:
leadership, management, marshaling, operation, supervision
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kn duhkt
inflections: conducted, conducting, conducts
definition 1: to comport or keep control of (oneself).
Utterly bored, the children nonetheless conducted themselves well.She was nervous, but she conducted herself very professionally at the interview.
synonyms:
behave, carry, comport, manage
similar words:
acquit, act, bear, demean, prosecute
definition 2: to manage and direct.
Some of the staff are critical of the way the boss is conducting the business.He conducts his affairs in a tightly organized manner.
definition 3: to guide and lead.
Every summer, she conducts tours to Italy.
synonyms:
direct, lead, manage, pilot, transact
similar words:
control, escort, guide, hold, marshal, shepherd, steer, usher
definition 4: to do or carry out.
The police are conducting an investigation into the man's death.The woman on the phone was conducting a survey.
definition 5: to direct (a musical group or the playing of a piece of music).
She conducted the orchestra in its summer concerts this year.This is the first time that he will be conducting Beethoven's ninth symphony.
 
similar words:
lead
definition 6: to allow passage through or along, as of heat or electricity.
Those wires conduct electricity to the building.
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synonyms:
carry, transmit
similar words:
channel, convey, pipe
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: kn duhkt
definition 1: to lead.
synonyms:
direct, lead
similar words:
manage, officiate, perform, steer
definition 2: to direct the performance of music.
Do you know who will be conducting in tonight's performance?
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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Word Parts
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