Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.
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.