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Meaning & Definition of Conduct in English

English

Conduct

/kɑndəkt/

noun

1. Manner of acting or controlling yourself

    synonym:
  • behavior
  • ,
  • behaviour
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • doings

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

    synonym:
  • demeanor
  • ,
  • demeanour
  • ,
  • behavior
  • ,
  • behaviour
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • deportment

verb

1. Direct the course of

  • Manage or control
  • "You cannot conduct business like this"
    synonym:
  • conduct
  • ,
  • carry on
  • ,
  • deal

2. Lead, as in the performance of a composition

  • "Conduct an orchestra
  • Barenboim conducted the chicago symphony for years"
    synonym:
  • conduct
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • behave
  • ,
  • acquit
  • ,
  • bear
  • ,
  • deport
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • comport
  • ,
  • carry

4. Take somebody somewhere

  • "We lead him to our chief"
  • "Can you take me to the main entrance?"
  • "He conducted us to the palace"
    synonym:
  • lead
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • direct
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • guide

5. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

  • "Sound carries well over water"
  • "The airwaves carry the sound"
  • "Many metals conduct heat"
    synonym:
  • impart
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • transmit
  • ,
  • convey
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • channel

6. Lead musicians in the performance of

  • "Bernstein conducted mahler like no other conductor"
  • "She cannot conduct modern pieces"
    synonym:
  • conduct

Examples of using

Metals conduct electricity.
His conduct was admirable.
I want to get a satisfactory explanation for your conduct.