Conduct definition

kən-dŭkt
To be able to transmit or carry; convey.

Iron conducts electricity.

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To be or mark the way; lead.
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The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality and ethics.
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(reflexively to conduct oneself) To behave.

He conducted himself well.

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To show the way to; lead; guide; escort.
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(music) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
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(intransitive) To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
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The act of directing or controlling; management.
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The definition of conduct means a person's behavior.

An example of conduct is the following of all the rules at a school.

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To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on.

To conduct the affairs of a kingdom.

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To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
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To carry out (something organized)
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To comport (oneself) in a specified way.

The students conducted themselves with dignity throughout the ceremony.

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To direct the course of; manage or control.

A police officer who conducts traffic; a scientist who conducts experiments.

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(music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
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To manage, control, or direct.
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The act or method of controlling or directing.
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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.

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(of a literary work) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
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Shakespeare.

In my conduct shall your ladies come.

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That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
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(archaic) To lead, or guide; to escort.
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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.

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Skillful guidance or management; generalship.

Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - Edmund Waller.

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The way that one acts; behavior; deportment.
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To lead or guide.

Conducted the tourists through the museum.

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To serve as a medium for conveying; transmit.

Some metals conduct heat.

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To act as a director or conductor.
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(obsolete) A guide; an escort.
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(rare) The act of leading; guidance.
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The process or way of managing or directing; management; handling.
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(obs.) An escort; convoy.
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To be the leader of; direct (an orchestra, choir, etc.)
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To behave or direct (oneself) in a specified way.
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To show the way; lead.
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To act as a conductor.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conduct
Plural:
conducts

Origin of conduct

  • Middle English conducten from Latin condūcere conduct- to lead together conduce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin conductus (“defense, escort”), from Latin conductus, perfect passive participle of condūcō (“bring together”); see also conduce and conduit.

    From Wiktionary