to tend or lead (to an effect); contribute
Origin of conduceMiddle English conducen ; from Classical Latin conducere ; from com-, together + ducere, to lead: see duct
intransitive verbcon·duced, con·duc·ing, con·duc·es
To contribute or lead to a specific result: “The quiet conduces to thinking about the darkening future” (George F. Will).
Origin of conduceLatin condūcere : com-, com- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present conduces, present participle conducing, simple past and past participle conduced)
- To contribute or lead to a specific result.