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(1)   Manner of acting or controlling yourself
(2)   (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people


(3)   Lead, as in the performance of a composition
"Conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
(4)   Lead musicians in the performance of
"Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"
"She cannot conduct modern pieces"
(5)   Take somebody somewhere
"We lead him to our chief"
"Can you take me to the main entrance?"
"He conducted us to the palace"
(6)   Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
"Sound carries well over water"
"The airwaves carry the sound"
"Many metals conduct heat"
(7)   Direct the course of; manage or control
"You cannot conduct business like this"
(8)   Behave in a certain manner
"She carried herself well"
"He bore himself with dignity"
"They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"


, from , perfect passive participle of ; see also conduce and conduit


  1. The act or method of controlling or directing
    Christianity has humanized the conduct of war. - William Paley.
  2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
    Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - Edmund Waller.
  3. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
    He carried himself with a distinguished conduct.
  4. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.


control, guidance, management


  1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.
    I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage, where you may be safe. - John Milton.
  2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.
    Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege. - William H. Prescott.
  3. (reflexively to conduct oneself) To behave.
    he conducted himself well.
  4. To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
  5. To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
  6. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.


accompany, escort, guide, lead, steer direct, lead, manage, oversee, run, supervise act, behave, carry on carry, convey, transmit