definition 1: to comport or keep control of (oneself).
example: Utterly bored, the children nonetheless conducted themselves well.
example: She was nervous, but she conducted herself very professionally at the interview.
definition 2: to manage and direct (business or affairs).
example: Some of the staff are critical of the way the boss is conducting the business.
example: He conducts his affairs in a tightly organized manner.
definition 3: to do or carry out.
example: The police are conducting an investigation into the man’s death.
example: The woman on the phone was conducting a survey.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb conduct (definition 3)
conduct + NOUN: ~ research, ~ investigation, ~ study, ~ experiment, ~ test, ~ interview, ~ survey, ~ poll, ~ trial, ~ review, ~ analysis, ~ search (e.g., The police are conducting a search for the missing child), ~ operation, ~ inspection, ~ negotiation, ~ ceremony, ~ assessment, ~ audit, ~ fieldwork