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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Nothing is more conducive to inducing mains spikes than heavy duty switch gear.
▪ I am considering retaining these but using 8 spoke rims with a tyre more conducive to suggest?
▪ The view that co-operation, not competition, is more conducive for survival is also gaining ground among biologists and ethologists.
▪ Organisation theorists suggest that the latter type of arrangement is more conducive to the emergence of original ideas. 2 Evaluation.
▪ The key was to act at the moment when conditions were most conducive to the course upon which de Gaulle had decided.
▪ And what was the subject of the little book she thought most conducive to my nights of sleep?
▪ The organisational structure most conducive to high performance depends on whether the environment is stable and simple, or changing and complex.
▪ Think about the antecedent events most conducive to exercise, and the rewards most likely to maintain it.
▪ It is quite possible that that arrangement is the one that is most conducive to the public good.
▪ Daylight is most conducive to good growth.
▪ Marquez concluded that the generally disturbed conditions were conducive to his plan.
▪ Other things being equal, visual improvements are conducive to survival and reproduction.
▪ Sloping, well-drained land is conducive to the right amount of ch'i.
▪ That kind of jealous behaviour isn't conducive to having a healthy, strong relationship.
▪ The account, I consider, is not conducive to professional or racial harmony.
▪ The blazing sun and swaying boat were hardly conducive to yuletide cheer.
▪ The more radical strategies will not be feasible unless the political climate of the organisation is conducive to major change.
▪ This situation was hardly conducive to the unification of the country through the medium of the press.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Conducive \Con*du"cive\ (k[o^]n*d[=u]"s[i^]v), a. Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.

However conducive to the good or our country.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from conduce + -ive.


a. tend to contribute to, encourage, or bring about some result.


adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor" [syn: contributing(a), contributive, contributory, tributary]

Usage examples of "conducive".

The roji was intended to break connection with the outside world, and produce a fresh sensation conducive to the full enjoyment of aestheticism in the tea-room itself.

The environment, with its surface layer of sphagnum under which lie thick deposits of peat, is so conducive to birdlife that Loch Fleet and the Dornoch Firth account for most of the more than five thousand birds that winter in the county of Sutherland.

All the other quarters of the capital, and all the provinces of the empire, were embellished by the same liberal spirit of public magnificence, and were filled with amphitheatres, theatres, temples, porticoes, triumphal arches, baths and aqueducts, all variously conducive to the health, the devotion, and the pleasures of the meanest citizen.

If I seem to disobey that command now, it is only because I think that at this stage a warning about those farther Vermont hills--and about those Himalayan peaks which bold explorers are more and more determined to ascend--is more conducive to public safety than silence would be.

Physical derangements are conducive to obsession, for when the vital forces are lowered less resistance is offered and intruding spirits are allowed easy access, although often neither mortal nor spirit is conscious of the presence of the other.

There are, besides, the political associations, whose activity many workers consider as more conducive to general welfare than the trade-unions, limited as they are now in their purposes.

He employs doubles, who generally take his place whenever he is supposed to be at an event that could be conducive to an assassination attempt.

Brilliantly lit by hundreds of rushlights, the hall was warm, the atmosphere most conducive to romance.

Brother Stevens and Brother Hinkley--who, it may be remarked, had very long and stubborn arguments, frequently without discovering, till they reached the close, that they were thoroughly agreed in every respect except in words--concurred in the opinion that there was no portion of the church practice so highly conducive to the amalgamation of soul with soul, and all souls with God, as this very practice of love-feasts!

The fact that an admiral of the fleet was practically leaning on his elbow was less than conducive to cogent thought.

That's all very well, my dear madam, but you might have pursued a still better course, and one which would have been still more conducive to his happiness.

The desires and Aversions were considered as simple affections of the mind, arising from the apprehension that anything was conducive to happiness, or the contrary.

A wall covered with often harsh heraldic blazonries is not exactly conducive to intimacy and beauty, you know.

What indeed could be more conducive to salutary equanimity in the mind of a young man so singularly circumstanced, than the study of Blackstone, of Coke, and of Chitty?

The unfamiliar air, the altered gravity, the unknown radiations of the exotic soul, as well as their unprecedented journey and the miraculous discoveries and revelations of the day, were all profoundly upsetting and conducive to a severe disequilibration of mind and body.