'Conduct' definitions:

Definition of 'conduct'

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Manner of acting or controlling yourself [syn: behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings]
(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment]
Direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this" [syn: conduct, carry on, deal]
Lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years" [syn: conduct, lead, direct]
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, conduct, comport, carry]
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, conduct, guide]
Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel]
Lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

Definition of 'Conduct'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Christianity has humanized the conduct of war. --Paley. [1913 Webster]
  • The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs. --Ld. Brougham. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship. [1913 Webster]
  • Conduct of armies is a prince's art. --Waller. [1913 Webster]
  • Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct, that his forces were totally routed. --Robertson. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]
  • I will be your conduct. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
  • In my conduct shall your ladies come. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. [1913 Webster]
  • All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
  • What in the conduct of our life appears So well designed, so luckily begun, But when we have our wish, we wish undone? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development. [1913 Webster]
  • The book of Job, in conduct and diction. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Conduct'

  • Conduct \Con*duct"\, v. i.
  • 1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To conduct one's self; to behave. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Conduct'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage, where you may be safe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom. [1913 Webster]
  • Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'conduct'

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