conduct[kän′dukt′, -dəkt; for v. kən dukt′]
- The definition of conduct means a person's behavior.
An example of conduct is the following of all the rules at a school.
- Conduct means to direct, particularly a meeting or a group of musicians.
- An example of conduct is to lead a meeting.
- An example of conduct is to lead an orchestra.
- Rare the act of leading; guidance
- the process or way of managing or directing; management; handling
- the way that one acts; behavior; deportment
- Obsolete an escort; convoy
Origin of conduct; from Classical Latin conductus, past participle of conducere: see conduce
- to show the way to; lead; guide; escort
- to manage, control, or direct
- to be the leader of; direct (an orchestra, choir, etc.)
- to behave (oneself)
- to be able to transmit or carry; convey: iron conducts electricity
- to be or mark the way; lead
- to act as a conductor
verbcon·duct·ed, con·duct·ing, con·ducts
- To direct the course of; manage or control: a police officer who conducts traffic; a scientist who conducts experiments.
- To lead or guide: conducted the tourists through the museum.
- Music To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
- To serve as a medium for conveying; transmit: Some metals conduct heat.
- To comport (oneself) in a specified way: The students conducted themselves with dignity throughout the ceremony.
- To act as a director or conductor.
- To show the way; lead.
- The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality and ethics.
- The act of directing or controlling; management.
- Obsolete A guide; an escort.
Origin of conductMiddle English conducten, from Latin condūcere, conduct-, to lead together; see conduce.
- The act or method of controlling or directing
- Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
- Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - Edmund Waller.
- The manner of guiding or carrying oneself; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
- Good conduct will be rewarded and likewise poor conduct will be punished.
- (of a literary work) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
- In my conduct shall your ladies come.
- That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
(third-person singular simple present conducts, present participle conducting, simple past and past participle conducted)
- (archaic) To lead, or guide; to escort.
- To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on.
- to conduct the affairs of a kingdom
- (reflexively to conduct oneself) To behave.
- He conducted himself well.
- To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
- (music) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
- (intransitive) To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
- To carry out (something organized)