- 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: ; 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
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verb con·duct·ed, con·duct·ing, con·ducts verb, transitive
- To direct the course of; manage or control.
- To lead or guide. See Synonyms at accompany.
- Music To lead (an orchestra, for example).
- To serve as a medium for conveying; transmit: Some metals conduct heat.
- To comport (oneself) in a specified way: She conducted herself stoically in her time of grief.
- To act as a conductor.
- To 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: Middle English conducten, from Latin condūcere, conduct-, to lead together; see conduce.
- con·ductˌi·bilˈi·ty noun
- con·ductˈi·ble adjective
conduct - Medical Definition
- conductive adjective