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Etymology

Late Latin conductus (defense, escort), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] conductus, perfect passive participle of conducere (to bring together); see also conduce and conduit

Pronunciation

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  • (noun)
    • (RP): /ˈkɒndʌkt/, /"kQndVkt/
    • (US): kŏn'dŭkt, /ˈkɑndʌkt/, /"kAndVkt/
  • (verb) kəndŭkt', /kənˈdʌkt/, /k@n"dVkt/
    Rhymes: -ʌkt

Noun

Singular
conduct

Plural
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conduct ({{{1}}})
  1. The act or method of controlling or directing
    Christianity has humanized the conduct of war. - Paley?.
  2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
    Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - Waller?.
  3. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
    He carried himself with a distinguished conduct.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

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Verb

Infinitive
to conduct

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to conduct (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.
    I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage, where you may be safe. - John Milton.
  2. (transitive) To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.
    Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege. - Prescott?.
  3. (transitive) (reflexively to conduct oneself) To behave.
    he conducted himself well.
  4. (transitive) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
  5. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
  6. (intransitive) To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.

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