Conduct



[noun kon-duhkt; verb kuh n-duhkt] /noun ˈkɒn dʌkt; verb kənˈdʌkt/

noun
1.
personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
2.
direction or management; execution:
the conduct of a business.
3.
the act of conducting; guidance; escort:
The curator’s conduct through the museum was informative.
4.
Obsolete. a guide; an escort.
verb (used with object)
5.
to behave or manage (oneself):
He conducted himself well.
6.
to direct in action or course; manage; carry on:
to conduct a meeting; to conduct a test.
7.
to direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader.
8.
to lead or guide; escort:
to conduct a tour.
9.
to serve as a channel or medium for (heat, electricity, sound, etc.):
Copper conducts electricity.
verb (used without object)
10.
to lead.
11.
to act as , or leader of a musical group, by communicating to the performers by motions of a baton or the hands his or her interpretation of the music.
noun (ˈkɒndʌkt)
1.
the manner in which a person behaves; behaviour
2.
the way of managing a business, affair, etc; handling
3.
(rare) the act of guiding or leading
4.
(rare) a guide or leader
verb (kənˈdʌkt)
5.
(transitive) to accompany and guide (people, a party, etc) (esp in the phrase conducted tour)
6.
(transitive) to lead or direct (affairs, business, etc); control
7.
(transitive) to do or carry out: conduct a survey
8.
(transitive) to behave or manage (oneself): the child conducted himself well
9.
to control or guide (an orchestra, choir, etc) by the movements of the hands or a baton Also (esp US) direct
10.
to transmit (heat, electricity, etc): metals conduct heat
v.

early 15c., “to guide,” from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere “to lead or bring together” (see conduce). Sense of “convey” is from early 15c.; that of “to direct, manage” is from 1630s; “to behave in a certain way” from c.1710; “to convey” from 1740. Related: Conducted; conducting. Earlier verb in the same sense was condyten (c.1400), related to conduit. The noun is from mid-15c., “guide” (in sauf conducte); sense of “behavior” is first recorded 1670s.

conduct con·duct (kən-dŭkt’)
v. con·duct·ed, con·duct·ing, con·ducts
To act as a medium for conveying something such as heat or electricity. n.
(kŏn’dŭkt’) The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality.
con·duc’tive adj.

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