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a code of practice/conduct/ethics (=rules for people in a particular profession or business)
▪ There is a strict code of conduct for doctors.
carry out/conduct a checkformal (= do or run a check)
▪ The police carried out a check on the car’s registration number.
conduct a pollformal (= carry out a poll)
▪ The poll was conducted with a sample of 1,023 adults.
conduct a surveyformal (= do a survey)
▪ a survey conducted by the British Medical Association.
conduct a weddingformal (= say the official words and perform the actions at a wedding)
▪ Their wedding was conducted by the local priest.
conduct an inspectionformal (= carry out an inspection)
▪ He was conducting an inspection in the factory.
conduct businessformal (= do business)
▪ It is not a sensible way to conduct business.
conduct electricity (=used of a substance – allow electricity to travel along or through it)
▪ Some metals conduct electricity better than others.
conduct negotiations
▪ The country should conduct direct negotiations with its neighbours.
conduct unbecoming
conduct unbecoming to a teacher
▪ A private detective was hired to conduct the investigation.
conduct/perform an examination
▪ The doctor will perform an examination in order to assess the problem.
disorderly conduct/behaviour
▪ He was arrested for disorderly conduct.
do/carry out/conduct a post-mortem
do/carry out/perform/conduct an analysis
▪ No similar analysis has been done in this country.
fraudulent activity/behaviour/conduct
hold/conduct a service
▪ The service was held in the chapel.
improper behaviour/conduct/dealings etc
▪ allegations of improper banking practices
▪ improper sexual conduct
perform/conduct a ceremony
▪ The Bishop of Louisiana performed the ceremony.
perform/conduct an experimentformal (= do an experiment)
▪ The laboratory began conducting experiments on rats.
run/wage/conduct a campaign (=carry out a campaign)
▪ He ran an aggressive campaign.
safe conduct
▪ The public relations practitioner has to conduct activities which concern every public with which the organisation has contact.
▪ The duplication of work involved if each teacher independently conducts these activities is obviously an inefficient use of resources.
▪ Tell the students that you are going to conduct an activity to find out if two ears are better than one.
▪ Academics have their livings in institutions established to conduct academic activities.
▪ He appoints a pontifical commission to conduct the administrative affairs of the state.
▪ She and Implexion had been conducting a casual affair for years; she knew him better than anyone.
▪ Until radicals grasped the need to conduct their affairs in absolute secrecy, their chances of conspiring effectively were remote.
▪ My father seemed to be happy to conduct his affairs through them for long enough.
▪ Equally, there are those who conduct their affairs with imagination and equanimity.
▪ It appeared to Nizan as the only realistic method of conducting human affairs in a civilised manner.
▪ To go to war in order to change the way another country was conducting its affairs was obviously illegal.
▪ How the House conducts its affairs, particularly on questions affecting taxation of our constituents, is of great importance.
▪ As a consequence, we need to ask questions that help us to conduct a sociological analysis of teachers and teaching.
▪ The research is conducted by statistical analysis of secondary data on client companies and on market prices.
▪ The deputy head normally conducting the job analysis.
▪ This does not detract, however, from the general value of conducting the type of analysis suggested by Hayzen.
▪ Finally, task descriptions differ with the personal biases of analysts and the reasons why they are conducting the analysis.
▪ We can only stress that no reputable antiques dealer would ever conduct business on a doorstep.
▪ Directly or indirectly, ownership provides the dollars and authority an enterprise needs to conduct its business.
▪ Novell has become famous for the way it manages its relationships and believes that relationships are the way to conduct business.
▪ You should also receive initial training about how to conduct the business as well as follow-up help and assistance.
▪ He said he had to conduct some business with the grain merchant.
▪ This can not and will not be accomplished without major changes in how we conduct our businesses.
▪ Critical consents are those which it is essential for the purchaser to obtain if it is to conduct the business after completion.
▪ The transactions motive simply means that firms must hold cash in order to conduct normal business transactions.
▪ And still larger sums have been expended in conducting a campaign against us outside of Ontario.
▪ There is an obvious danger of excessive duplication when broadly similar organizations conduct broadly similar campaigns.
▪ You conducted a campaign of economic sabotage.
▪ In any event, the prime minister, Felipe Gonzalez, is conducting an impressive campaign.
▪ He has conducted a campaign, full knowing his Cabinet post was in jeopardy whether or not the Conservatives win on Thursday.
▪ Johnson had steered himself into a position of strength from which to conduct his campaign in the election of 1964.
▪ Just as important, it was a piece of indiscipline that illustrated the almost casual way Labour is conducting this campaign.
▪ The second part, Chapters 5-8, conducts the three debates catalogued in Figure 1.2.
▪ Better still, why not conduct elections by phone?
▪ Leech had conducted a post-mortem examination and found cerebral haemorrhage as the cause of death.
▪ She did not conduct any physical examination.
▪ Emphasis should be placed on strict adherence to a policy of changing into protective clothing before conducting a post-mortem examination.
▪ This may be achieved by allowing parents to nominate their own expert to observe or jointly conduct any examination or assessment.
▪ One experiment conducted by the Rumbaughs took the following form.
▪ A number of experiments already have been conducted with mixed results.
▪ These take place in the real world and those involved do not know that an experiment is being conducted.
▪ Nisbett and Cohen also cite experiments they conducted using male students at the University of Michigan.
▪ In addition, experiments were conducted with, and without 100 µg/ml gentamicin and 60 µg/ml nystatin in the Krebs-Henseleit.
▪ Three illumination experiments were conducted with various groups of workers.
▪ Numerous experiments have been conducted involving different variations of the principles.
▪ Other experiments were conducted entirely in secret, often in plants of large companies tucked away in small rural towns.
▪ Since 1988 we have conducted a confidential inquiry into deaths due to asthma in our district.
▪ Hundt has sought to conduct an inquiry on liquor ads, but commissioners have been deadlocked on the issue.
▪ And the police will conduct an inquiry.
▪ It caused a fine flap and the Election Board had no choice but to conduct an inquiry.
▪ A Palm Beach County grand jury conducted another inquiry, completed in March.
▪ The Department of Elections also is conducting its own inquiry.
▪ Later, according to Ayash, Livingston stripped her of her clinical duties while the hospital conducted an inquiry into her role.
▪ The interview, conducted by Ian Pye, appeared one week before the release of the album.
▪ The survey was based on 200 face-to-face interviews conducted in October and November.
▪ Sometimes studio interviews are conducted over the air with an interviewer in London or Glasgow and the interviewee in Birmingham or Manchester.
▪ Lengthy interviews were conducted with a large sample of citizens in each of five countries.
▪ The interview will be conducted by Mr Drewry and Mr Marwick.
▪ Even interviews are often conducted on the go.
▪ Results - Two interviews were conducted in nine practices and one interview in the tenth practice.
▪ Around 50 interviews were conducted with clients, staff and health officials and a detailed diagnosis followed.
▪ Now, the police and trading standards are conducting an investigation into the matter.
▪ The lawyer said he will use the arraignment delay to conduct his own investigation.
▪ The Special Investigation Branch of the military police is conducting more than 30 investigations into allegations of brutality.
▪ They vowed to conduct an investigation and punish those who helped him.
▪ However the FBI-style agency will not conduct its own investigations or prosecutions, although many Whitehall insiders believe this could eventually happen.
▪ The judge then ordered the lead plaintiffs' lawyer in the class-action suit to conduct an investigation.
▪ That undertaking seemed to be developing into a commitment to conduct a private murder investigation in a foreign country.
▪ Bill Thomas, R-Calif., shortly before the House voted 224-187 to authorize an eight-member panel to conduct the investigation.
▪ Brief your participants that you will be conducting the meeting this way and expect their co-operation.
▪ They conducted these meetings either in city offices during the day or in the neighborhoods in the evenings.
▪ The leader should always conduct the meeting impartially and avoid stating his preferences and objections.
▪ Over this period I visited the school more than 30 times, chiefly to conduct interviews and attend meetings.
▪ Thirdly, the skills required for conducting negotiations-among them intelligence, tact, patience and empathy.
▪ A working group of nonprofit agencies was set up to conduct the annual negotiations with the State Department.
▪ Experience of conducting high level negotiations, contract and royalty management.
▪ Lyle's reaction was to take the money, but he called in Neil Shaw to conduct final negotiations.
▪ How you conduct negotiations from there is largely a question of individual judgment supported by sound professional advice.
▪ We are simply conducting a holding operation.
▪ And because they were civilian-manned, they would be able to spend more time conducting operations and less time making liberty calls.
▪ Specialforce groups were set up and trained to conduct anti-guerrilla operations.
▪ Instead, the Navy would man and run the ships, and the Naval Security Group would conduct the intercept operations.
▪ Security forces were reportedly conducting a search operation to find the attackers.
▪ The orchestra was conducted by Oscar Straus.
▪ The large orchestra was very well conducted by Ormsby Wilkins, who, like the two ballets, received great applause.
▪ Braxton has composed for a 37-piece orchestra which he conducts here.
▪ An impressive collaboration with the Berlin Rundfunk orchestra, conducted by Robert Hanell.
▪ They have felt this was necessary to conduct proper policy and, while in power, they trusted their own leaders.
▪ Article 20 gives the government responsibility for determining and conducting national policy.
▪ But when the Bush administration took office, it suspended negotiations while conducting the policy review.
▪ The problem is how to conduct economic policy soas to reconcile full employment and price stability.
▪ It was in a sense the just reward of his method of conducting foreign policy.
▪ The poll, conducted last weekend, contains almost no comfort for the Tories.
▪ The poll was conducted over the past week with a sample of 1,023 adults.
▪ That, at least, is the finding of a Harris Poll conducted for Shuttle by United.
▪ The poll, conducted this week, had a margin of error of 5 percent.
▪ The poll, conducted by telephone Jan. 2-7, has a margin of error of 5. 5 percentage points.
▪ That gap had not changed since a poll was conducted shortly before Dole announced he was quitting the Senate.
▪ Before then all fusion research had been conducted behind a screen of secrecy.
▪ In addition, hundreds of research studies were conducted by scholars in various countries interested in conservation.
▪ The research which has been conducted on their parenting and its outcomes for their children has often been flawed and equivocal.
▪ The research conducted to date has turned up several intriguing results.
▪ The research will be conducted at three centres.
▪ Previously, our research has been conducted in contexts where there was usually a willingness to claim a national identity.
▪ Recent postgraduate research has been conducted in all of these areas and elsewhere.
▪ Acquisition research cases are conducted on a fee paying basis.
▪ In conducting this review the University has taken into account the feasibility of raising the necessary funding from outside sources.
▪ He also asked his bioethics advisory panel to conduct a full review and report back to him in 90 days.
▪ Pearce reached his conclusions after conducting a review of detailed studies into the impact of environmental taxes.
▪ A sub-committee had conducted a strict review of the conduct of all four members of the staff and that of the porter.
▪ Cluster groups of schools could conduct a joint review, sharing their experiences.
▪ Inpatient follow-up was conducted by review of the active medical record every 3 days.
▪ To the consternation of his cabinet colleagues, he is currently conducting a wide-ranging review of public spending.
▪ But after the concession the Government must conduct a further review of safety implications and report back to Parliament.
▪ They were nowhere to be seen, so I then conducted a search of all the store rooms and outhouses.
▪ I conduct executive searches for senior-level management, so I know a fair bit about how these companies are managed.
▪ Peacekeeping troops set up road blocks and conducted house-to-house searches.
▪ Police arrived within minutes and conducted a cursory search of the property.
▪ Appian Way, for instance, offer data disks that can conduct searches and produce material relevant to specific topics.
▪ Security forces were reportedly conducting a search operation to find the attackers.
▪ He was conducting yet another search of the quarter.
▪ Many of the Presbyterian ministers remained in their parishes, however, and conducted their own services.
▪ After a simple breakfast, Father Peter conducted a service in the Chapel of Penitence.
▪ The Rev. Malcolm Surman conducted the service.
▪ If the minister of religion is required to conduct a service, the family or funeral director arrange this.
▪ The installation was part of a review of catering operations, conducted by Food Service Designs.
▪ In May 1893, he conducted a special service of sacred music here at Halling, assisted by his wife.
▪ The vicar conducting the service, who's also a family friend, read out part of the coroner's judgement.
▪ Reverend Pinkerton will conduct her first service on this Sunday.
▪ The study was conducted in a subregional radiotherapy centre and an academic department of gastroenterology and therapeutics.
▪ A later and quite definitive study conducted by Miller between 1973 and 1978 bore this out.
▪ The study is being conducted on past, present and future incidents involving crowds in and around Sheffield.
▪ In addition, hundreds of research studies were conducted by scholars in various countries interested in conservation.
▪ Although this study was conducted over 10 years ago, matters have not improved since then.
▪ Preliminary studies are being conducted on the property, west of state Route 67 at the end of Slaughterhouse Canyon Road.
▪ A study she conducted in 1990 showed it was not this simple.
▪ The studies of Nelson conducted by the psychologist were designed to help the Davenports understand their son as a unique individual.
▪ The two primary sources of data on smoking habits are the General Household Survey and surveys conducted by the tobacco industry.
▪ The survey, conducted late last year, compared the prices of 148 items at 14 Bay Area supermarkets.
▪ Stressful cities A survey of business travelers conducted for Homewood Suites Hotels ranked the most stressful cities in which to conduct business.
▪ A survey is conducted and an interesting statistical effect of X on Y is discovered.
▪ In reality it is, according to a survey conducted by swimwear company Slix, the garment women like buying least.
▪ A postal survey is being conducted to provide a comprehensive national profile of computer use in local authority planning departments.
▪ A subsequent survey was conducted in September, 1982 to assess attitudes within the medical profession itself.
▪ Mendelssohn evidently did this himself when he conducted the symphony for London audiences in 1829.
▪ When you conduct a symphony for the first time you may fear a breakdown in every bar.
▪ You could climb in there with her and still have room to conduct Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
▪ She had a slight problem, no doctor to conduct the test..
▪ One student had actually been conducting a water test while other students were presenting.
▪ It was therefore inadvisable to conduct statistical tests when missing data from some schools distorted the representativeness of the sample.
▪ Interstate 680 runs through the area where Communities for a Better Environment conducted its tests.
▪ Only three are suspected of having conducted a test.
▪ We wanted to find out so we conducted a test at a local shopping mall.
▪ Bios-3 has conducted tests with two and three people for up to six months.
▪ Vichy conducted their own test on 47 women.
▪ His company, Motherland Connections, conducts tours of the sites in New York state.
▪ Informal monitoring may be conducted throughout the trial together with discrete observation of staff behaviour about which notes may be written.
▪ Ligand is also conducting phase three trials on Targretin for a form of lymphoma and is looking at it for other cancers.
▪ One or two successes can be coincidence: it takes a properly conducted scientific trial to prove effectiveness.
▪ We are conducting detailed trials on those farms.
▪ Perhaps the practitioner conducting the trial should not be the patient's own doctor.
▪ However, valiant attempts were made to conduct massive trials in which as much information as possible could be included.
▪ Sergei Solov'ev was wrong, however, to accuse the tsar of conducting the war with a lack of resolution.
▪ In reality they were conducting a unilateral war, or rather an endless pattern of continuing three-day wars.
▪ He was effectively granted a blank cheque to conduct a war without Congressional authorization for up to 90 days.
▪ Rather, both sides were conducting a war in the imagination.
▪ A guide will conduct us through the museum.
▪ All the children in the class have to conduct their own science experiments.
▪ An officer was sent to conduct the journalists around the shattered building.
▪ Before Newton, people had great difficulty understanding how any metal could conduct electricity.
▪ Plastic and rubber won't conduct electricity, but copper will.
▪ Specially treated copper wires conduct the signal from the amplifier to the speakers.
▪ The committee will conduct a thorough investigation of the bribery charges.
▪ The data comes from a survey conducted by the company last fall.
▪ The Duke Ellington Orchestra is conducted by Mercer Ellington.
▪ The visitors were conducted around the factory by senior managers.
▪ Water is used to conduct heat away from the reactor.
▪ Better still, why not conduct elections by phone?
▪ Bill Thomas, R-Calif., shortly before the House voted 224-187 to authorize an eight-member panel to conduct the investigation.
▪ He became a great fan of yours after a particularly exciting performance you conducted of Belshazzar's Feast.
▪ In addition, experiments were conducted with, and without 100 µg/ml gentamicin and 60 µg/ml nystatin in the Krebs-Henseleit.
▪ Since 1982 biennial national surveys conducted by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys have provided valuable information on adolescent smoking behaviour.
▪ Voter News Service, a consortium of the Associated Press and television networks, conducted the survey.
▪ Y., had already conducted important preliminary research on contra supporters suspected of drug activities.
▪ This argument neglects the symbolic function of the labels applied by the law and by courts to criminal conduct.
▪ And the war was portrayed not only as criminal in intent but also as criminal in conduct.
▪ In the first few hours after the verdict, 60 people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.
▪ You have to understand the disorderly conduct statute....
▪ A total of 27 people were charged with disorderly conduct.
▪ They arrested the peaceful marchers, put them in paddy wagons, and charged them with disorderly conduct.
▪ They were later charged with disorderly conduct and fined.
▪ By 10 a. m., there were 84 arrests, 44 for drunk and disorderly conduct.
▪ Mr Pennell has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
▪ An altercation ensued at the lab, and Angeli was convicted this week of disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property.
▪ Swore Ramprakash was fined the maximum two weeks wages - around £750 - for that and severely warned about his future conduct.
▪ Summons for directions for future conduct of the action 7.
▪ The authoritative parent affirms the child's present qualities, but also sets standards for future conduct.
▪ Unlike its recommendations on homosexual conduct, the section of the report that dealt with prostitution was largely uncontroversial.
▪ In employing essentially utilitarian criteria, the Wolfenden Committee gave rise to legislation which decriminalised certain forms of homosexual conduct.
▪ The Committee's recommendations on prostitution were acted upon with far more haste than those concerning homosexual conduct.
▪ It has been suggested that it is tempting to conceive of morality as a guide to human conduct.
▪ The Scriptures alone provide an absolute guide to proper human conduct.
▪ First, no other type of historical evidence offers the historian such depths of insight into human conduct.
▪ Hitherto acceptable norms of human conduct do not apply.
▪ In order to situate those views we must begin with Oakeshott's account of the nature of human conduct.
▪ One of the unvarying laws of human conduct is that we always hanker after what others have.
▪ In matters that concerned human conduct rather than religion he was generous and humane.
▪ The easiest way to avoid this pitfall is to separate human conduct into behaviour and performance.
▪ This is judicial scrutiny and the power of the courts to regulate telephone-tapping and to deal with illegal or improper conduct.
▪ She knows of no improper conduct by either of the Clintons in connection with the Whitewater development or anything else.
▪ We deplore anything that looks or smacks of discrimination, harassment or improper conduct.
▪ Each claimed to have seen 49ers stadium boosters engaged in what he believed was improper and intimidating conduct at the polls.
▪ The stadium campaign organization says it did not authorize or participate in improper conduct.
▪ The point is reinforced if we consider the king's personal conduct at assemblies.
▪ Perhaps no one acted in a way we can judge wrong by personal standards of conduct.
▪ This book aims to help the conveyancer make a business success of the proper professional conduct of the commercial art of conveyancing.
▪ Management consultancy divisions of accounting firms tend to be strong on business advice and professional codes of conduct.
▪ Like the other office-holders, I am debarred by my office from membership of the professional conduct committees.
▪ These institutions will have their own professional codes of conduct and can therefore be expected to avoid conflicts of interest.
▪ Council also approved in principle the text for a booklet Guidance on professional conduct incorporating a code of professional practice.
▪ They reported that, while our professional conduct department represented good value for money, it was grossly overloaded.
▪ A separate matter of particular importance is the regulation by the Law Society of the professional conduct of solicitors.
▪ This book aims to help the conveyancer make a business success of the proper professional conduct of the commercial art of conveyancing.
▪ The Scriptures alone provide an absolute guide to proper human conduct.
▪ But as inspector of constabulary he would be responsible for its proper conduct.
▪ Jane Ming-li was conforming her behavior to proper conduct: She was not violent.
▪ Least of all from a creature like that, lost to all decency and proper codes of conduct.
▪ If only Miss Manners had promulgated, like the pope, an encyclical on proper gay conduct.
▪ There is here an extraordinary and secret mode of obtaining information necessary for the proper conduct of the winding up.
▪ Since they were chosen by the landowners of the county, the latter were held responsible for their conduct in office.
▪ The retail merchants association notes that employers are responsible for the conduct of employees who deal with customers over the phone.
▪ We hold a person responsible for his conduct in the sense that he can be justly or fairly punished.
▪ The division is responsible for the conduct of the Onshore Surveys Core programme.
▪ Apart from the commander of the garrison and his guard who were given safe conduct to Ascalon they spared none.
▪ They would be guaranteed safe conduct north.
▪ And just to say some one is a strict conduct disorder is not as popular today as it was a few years ago.
▪ He had an extremely strict code of conduct for himself and a lenient one for others.
▪ Section 8 says that violence means any violent conduct towards persons or property.
▪ It was as clear a case of violent conduct as could be imagined.
▪ Their opponents, an experienced club side, are all being reported for violent conduct.
▪ If Hateley is found guilty of violent conduct, the disciplinary committee are empowered to extend the player's ban.
▪ The rules which govern the conduct of the business of the council and its committees are called Standing Orders.
▪ As for the rules of the school governing student conduct and behavior, work-inhibited students do not need special exceptions.
▪ The principles of fair procedure which govern the conduct of disciplinary hearings also apply, by and large, to appeal hearings.
▪ It is not a blind law, for no blind law can govern the conduct of human beings....
▪ The principal legislation governing the conduct of insurance business is the Insurance Companies Act 1982.
▪ There is always considerable negotiation over the provisions governing the conduct of the business between signing and completion.
▪ Section 4 considers the auditor's role in relation to an investment business's compliance with the rules governing its conduct.
▪ These duties seek to regulate the conduct of partners and promote good faith between them.
▪ In addition the assembly made the vital decisions regulating the communal conduct of agriculture.
▪ The idea that harm is a basis upon which to regulate conduct is often attributed to John Stuart Mill.
▪ A middle-aged banker has been fined 200 for violent conduct on a train.
▪ A new code of conduct for civil servants will be issued next week.
▪ Attending conferences and meetings is necessary to the conduct of our business.
▪ The Medical Committee found the doctor guilty of unethical conduct towards three of his patients.
▪ We went on a conducted tour of the castle.
▪ After all, constitutionally, ministers are answerable to Parliament for the conduct of their Departments.
▪ And the war was portrayed not only as criminal in intent but also as criminal in conduct.
▪ In identifying such conduct, reliance is made on information forthcoming from local authority consumer protection departments.
▪ In return for their favor he acted so atrociously that no poet ever tried to explain his conduct.
▪ Norms and values Norms Every culture contains a large number of guidelines which direct conduct in particular situations.
▪ Political action groups lay in wait for companies that stumble in their conduct and treatment of multiple stake-holders.
▪ The catering business itself is regulated by various Acts of Parliament which impose duties and standards of conduct that must be observed.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Conduct \Con"duct\ (k[o^]n"d[u^]kt), n. [LL. conductus defense, escort, fr. L. conductus, p. p. of conducere. See Conduce, and cf. Conduit.]

  1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.

    Christianity has humanized the conduct of war.

    The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs.
    --Ld. Brougham.

  2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.

    Conduct of armies is a prince's art.

    Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct, that his forces were totally routed.

  3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic]

    I will be your conduct.
    --B. Jonson.

    In my conduct shall your ladies come.

  4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument. [Obs.]

    Although thou hast been conduct of my shame.

  5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.

    All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury.

    What in the conduct of our life appears So well designed, so luckily begun, But when we have our wish, we wish undone?

  6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

    The book of Job, in conduct and diction.

    Conduct money (Naut.), a portion of a seaman's wages retained till the end of his engagement, and paid over only if his conduct has been satisfactory.

    Syn: Behavior; carriage; deportment; demeanor; bearing; management; guidance. See Behavior.


Conduct \Con*duct"\ (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducting.] [See Conduct, n.]

  1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.

    I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage, where you may be safe.

  2. 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.

  3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well.

  4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.

  5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.


Conduct \Con*duct"\, v. i.

  1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.

  2. To conduct one's self; to behave. [U. S.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


n. 1 The act or method of controlling or directing 2 Skillful guidance or management; generalship. 3 The manner of guiding or carrying oneself; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. 4 (context of a literary work English) Plot; action; construction; manner of development. 5 (context obsolete English) Convoy; escort; guard; guide. 6 That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument. vb. 1 (context archaic transitive English) To lead, or guide; to escort. 2 (context transitive English) To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on. 3 (context transitive English) (''reflexively'' '''to conduct oneself''') To behave. 4 (context transitive English) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.

  1. v. direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this" [syn: carry on, deal]

  2. lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years" [syn: lead, direct]

  3. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit, bear, deport, comport, carry]

  4. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: transmit, convey, carry, channel]

  5. take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, guide]

  6. lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

  1. n. manner of acting or conducting yourself [syn: behavior, behaviour, doings]

  2. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, deportment]


Conduct may refer to:

  • Behavior
    • a personal behavior, a way of acting and showing one's behaviour
    • using hand gestures to direct
  • Conduct disorder
  • Action (philosophy), in relation to moral or ethical precepts
  • Conducting a musical ensemble
  • a Conduct was a Chaplain or a sub-Chaplain of Eton, or of certain colleges of Cambridge University, in particular King's College

Usage examples of "conduct".

On the other hand, given the facts of a situation containing elements of duress, in other words of various pressures from family, friends and the community which a minor finds himself unable to resist, he has in effect been given a choice of evils by the defendant, and while his conduct may indicate his consent, the facts in the situation may persuade us otherwise.

But before leaving York, Adams had been told by Elbridge Gerry that he was to be appointed a commissioner to France, in place of Silas Deane, who was being recalled to answer charges of questionable conduct.

In a vigorous response, dated February 26, Adams recounted and explained his conduct in detail.

Acutely conscious of the mistakes Adams had made as Vice President, Jefferson, when presiding in the Senate, never talked out of turn, or tried to impose his own opinion from the chair, conduct all in keeping with his nature.

A Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Concerning the Public Conduct and Character of John Adams, Esq.

On November 19, Adams wrote the following at the bottom of her letter-book copy: The whole of this correspondence was begun and conducted without my knowledge or suspicion.

But for one who saw life and conduct sub specie aeternitatis it had seemed natural enough.

Then agents assigned to OPR conduct a series of interviews to see if the charge or charges have merit.

They would meet in a little while in public, conduct their public business, then drift casually away to a small cabin the man leased and used in the borderland south of Agua Prieta, Mexico, primarily for hunting quail.

With them, besides Bishop Alcock, was Anthony Widville, now Earl Rivers, who was afterwards to conduct the Prince of Wales to Ludlow Castle and the Marches.

Indian women and children would be left at the Russian fort as hostages of good conduct, and at the head of as many as four, five hundred, a thousand Aleut Indian hunters who had been bludgeoned, impressed, bribed by the promise of firearms to hunt for the Cossacks, six Russians would set out to coast a tempestuous sea for a thousand miles in frail boats made of parchment stretched on whalebone.

Around them, scattered allover the rolling hills, the other squads conducted similar exercises.

But, this is NOT the way an honorable ometvah, who served in Anh Tsevah military, conducts himself.

Such are some of the reasons which induce doubt of the theory that all of the experiments of these vivisectors were conducted upon animals wholly insensible to painful impressions.

No laboratory--so far as known--dares to invite inspection at any hour, even from men of the highest personal character, and leave them free to reveal or to publicly criticize whatever in the experiments upon animals there conducted seems worthy of caution or reproof.