conduce[kən do̵̅o̅s′, -dyo̵̅o̅s′]
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intransitive verb con·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: Latin condūcere : com-, com- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
- con·ducˈer noun
- con·ducˈing·ly adverb