Definition of Conduct

1. Noun. Manner of acting or controlling yourself.

2. Verb. Direct the course of; manage or control. "You cannot conduct business like this"
Exact synonyms: Carry On, Deal
Generic synonyms: Care, Deal, Handle, Manage
Specialized synonyms: Racketeer
Derivative terms: Conducting, Deal, Deal, Dealing, Dealings

3. Noun. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.

4. Verb. Lead, as in the performance of a composition. "Conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
Exact synonyms: Direct, Lead
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform
Derivative terms: Conducting, Director, Lead

5. Verb. Behave in a certain manner. "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
Exact synonyms: Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Comport, Deport
Generic synonyms: Bear, Carry, Hold, Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Fluster, Assert, Put Forward, Deal, Walk Around, Pose, Posture
Derivative terms: Bearing, Comportment, Deportment

6. Verb. Take somebody somewhere. "The men conduct the horses across the field"; "He conducted us to the palace"
Exact synonyms: Direct, Guide, Lead, Take
Specialized synonyms: Beacon, Hand, Lead Astray, Misdirect, Misguide, Mislead, Show, Usher
Derivative terms: Guide, Leader

7. Verb. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission. "Many metals conduct heat"
Exact synonyms: Carry, Channel, Convey, Impart, Transmit
Related verbs: Carry, Convey, Express, Carry
Generic synonyms: Bring, Convey, Take
Specialized synonyms: Wash Up, Pipe In, Bring In, Retransmit
Derivative terms: Carrier, Carry, Channel, Channel, Conduction, Conductive, Conductor, Conductor, Transmission, Transmittal

8. Verb. Lead musicians in the performance of. "She cannot conduct modern pieces"
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Perform
Related verbs: Direct, Lead
Derivative terms: Conducting, Conductor

Definition of Conduct

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

2. v. t. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.

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

Definition of Conduct

1. Noun. The act or method of controlling or directing ¹

2. Noun. Skillful guidance or management; generalship. ¹

3. Noun. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. ¹

4. Noun. (context: of a literary work) Plot; action; construction; manner of development. ¹

5. Verb. (archaic transitive) To lead, or guide; to escort. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) (''reflexively'' '''to conduct oneself''') To behave. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive music) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition. ¹

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

11. Verb. (transitive) To carry out (something organized) ¹

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Definition of Conduct

1. to lead or guide [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conduct

conduct (current term)
conduct disorder
conductance unit

Literary usage of Conduct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"conduct OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS BY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY Direction given to the foreign policy of the United States by Washington and Jefferson—Almost all the ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"From the psychic side, however, some special mention of the functions of the will, observable in the conduct, behavior or style of the patient, ..."

3. The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan, James Solas Dodd (1795)
"On the other hand, they who are exposed to persecution, or in danger of it, should study the character and conduct of FAITHFUL, that they may learn to ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1813)
"J. HE last resort a man has recourse to in the conduct of himself, is his understanding ; for though we distinguish the faculties of ..."

5. Handbook on the Law of Torts by William Benjamin Hale, Edwin Ames Jaggard (1896)
"ciously fails to mention an appeal, his failure is not a mistake of judgment, and he is personally liable.48 SAME—conduct OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS. 32. ..."

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