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Definitions of conduct

  1. behave in a certain manner; " She carried herself well"; " he bore himself with dignity"; " They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  2. manner of acting or conducting yourself
  3. direct the course of; manage or control; " You cannot conduct business like this"
  4. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; " Sound carries well over water"; " The airwaves carry the sound"; " Many metals conduct heat"
  5. lead, as in the performance of a musical composition; " conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
  6. lead musicians in the performance of; " Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; " she cannot conduct modern pieces"
  7. take somebody somewhere; " We lead him to our chief"; " can you take me to the main entrance?"; " He conducted us to the palace"
  8. lead, as in the performance of a composition; " conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
  9. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
  10. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
  11. Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
  12. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
  13. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
  14. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.
  15. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.
  16. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well.
  17. To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
  18. To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
  19. To act as a conductor ( as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
  20. To conduct one's self; to behave.
  21. To guide; direct; manage; behave; to be a medium or channel for.
  22. Personal behavior or practice; management.
  23. To lead or guide: to direct: to manage: to behave: ( electricity) to carry or transmit.
  24. Act or method of leading or managing: guidance: management: behavior: the leading of an army: also a tax levied by Charles I. of England for the purpose of paying the travelling expenses of his soldiers. " He who takes up armes for cote and conduct and his four nobles of Danegelt."- Milton.
  25. Guidance; management; behavior.
  26. To guide; lead; manage.
  27. To guide; escort.
  28. To manage; carry on; also, to behave ( oneself).
  29. To transmit, as electricity.
  30. To direct; lead; behave; act.
  31. Escort; convoy; direction; control; skilful management.
  32. Guidance; management; mode or manner of action; deportment; command; convoy. Safe conduct, a promise of a safe passage. See Conduce.
  33. To lead; to guide; to escort; to direct; to govern; to manage; to comport; to transmit.
  34. Personal behaviour; mode of life; management; guidance; escort.
  35. To bring along or guide; to behave, as one's self; to direct; to point out the way; to manage; to lead or command; to transmit.

Usage examples for conduct

  1. Not until after his death, did his wife give any explanation of his conduct. – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  2. " Let me conduct you to the garden, my love," he said. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Her conduct has been perfect. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  4. Well, then, conduct me to him! – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  5. You will conduct him, and bring us to- morrow morning news of the wounded girl." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. Why cannot he conduct his business in Lyons? – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  7. He'll say his business is his ain, to conduct as he sees fit. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  8. Who makes them the rule of his conduct? – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  9. Their instinct was right, if their conduct was wrong. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  10. If I were a business man, I could conduct my business. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  11. I know I ought not to care, for I have nothing to regret as far as my own conduct is concerned, but still I'd like to leave Overton for the summer without one shadow in my path. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  12. I will conduct you there. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  13. This visit, however, was not to take place till the second day after that on which Mr. Prendergast had heard the story; and, in the meantime, he had that examination of Mrs. Jones to arrange and conduct. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  14. I judge your conduct. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  15. One part of his plan was, that the King should conduct the siege in person. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  16. See, here is Madame de Martigny come, and she will conduct you to your room. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  17. At last they have done justice to my good conduct. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  18. And I have no right to conceal his conduct from the colonel. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  19. He had not before fully considered what effect his conduct of the previous Saturday might have upon those who had been his best friends. – The Flag by Homer Greene
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