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Definition of "conduct" []

  • To direct the course of; manage or control. (verb-transitive)
  • To lead or guide. See Synonyms at accompany. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To lead (an orchestra, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as a medium for conveying; transmit: Some metals conduct heat. (verb-transitive)
  • To comport (oneself) in a specified way: She conducted herself stoically in her time of grief. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conduct" in a sentence
  • ""We should expand military dialogue and exchanges, conduct and institutionalize cooperation\'\ 'and pursue a" code of conduct\'\ 'regarding territorial disputes in the South China Sea."
  • "East, -- that truly noble, liberal, and charitable principle, "Do as you would be done by," influences the conduct of the better educated muselmen who have had long intercourse and negociations with Christians; and they do not fail to retort it upon us, whenever _our conduct_ deviates from it."
  • "In this letter the Baron stated _fairly and moderately but without palliation_ in what light M. Bresson's conduct must necessarily appear _in London_, and what very naturally and most probably _must be the political consequences of such conduct_."