Conduct - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˈdʌkt|  American pronunciation of the word conduct
Brit.  |kənˈdʌkt|  British pronunciation of the word conduct


- manner of acting or controlling yourself (syn: behavior, behaviour, doings)
- (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people (syn: behavior, behaviour, demeanor, demeanour, deportment)


- direct the course of; manage or control (syn: carry on, deal)
You cannot conduct business like this
- lead, as in the performance of a composition (syn: direct, lead)
conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years
- behave in a certain manner (syn: acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, deport)
They conducted themselves well during these difficult times
- take somebody somewhere (syn: direct, guide, lead, take)
He conducted us to the palace
- transmit or serve as the medium for transmission (syn: carry, channel, convey, impart, transmit)
Many metals conduct heat
- lead musicians in the performance of
Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor
she cannot conduct modern pieces

Extra examples

A panel investigated her conduct and she was subsequently fired.

...the President was happy to leave the conduct of foreign affairs to his secretary of state...

The police are conducting an investigation into last week's robbery.

I like the way the company conducts business.

The magazine conducted a survey.

Who will be conducting the meeting?

The committee is expected to conduct hearings in May.

He conducts the choir with great skill and emotion.

Our guide slowly conducted us through the museum.

Our guide conducted us along the path.

You will be called over the coals for your conduct.

We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.

Is it really necessary to conduct experiments on animals?

They conducted a campaign of bombings and assassinations.

The interview was conducted in English.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: conduct
he/she/it: conducts
present participle: conducting
past tense: conducted
past participle: conducted
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