conduct

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conducts, conducting, conducted
(The verb is pronounced [[t]kəndʌ̱kt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱ndʌkt[/t]].)
1) VERB When you conduct an activity or task, you organize it and carry it out.

[V n] I decided to conduct an experiment...

[V n] He said they were conducting a campaign against democrats across the country...

[V n] The council conducted a survey of the uses to which farm buildings are put.

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2) N-SING: with supp The conduct of a task or activity is the way in which it is organized and carried out.

Also up for discussion will be the conduct of free and fair elections...

The Conservative Party did not in the main disagree with Bevin's conduct of foreign policy.

3) VERB If you conduct yourself in a particular way, you behave in that way.

[V pron-refl prep/adv] The way he conducts himself reflects on the party and will increase criticisms against him...

[V n] Most people believe they conduct their private and public lives in accordance with Christian morality.

4) N-UNCOUNT: with supp Someone's conduct is the way they behave in particular situations.

For Europeans, the law is a statement of basic principles of civilised conduct...

He has trouble understanding that other people judge him by his social skills and his conduct.

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5) VERB When someone conducts an orchestra or choir, they stand in front of it and direct its performance.

[V n] Dennis had recently begun a successful career conducting opera in Europe...

Solti will continue to conduct here and abroad...

[V-ing] At the Curtis Institute he studied conducting with Fritz Reiner.

6) VERB: no cont If something conducts heat or electricity, it allows heat or electricity to pass through it or along it.

[V n] Water conducts heat faster than air.

7) VERB If you conduct someone to a place, you go there with them. [FORMAL]
See also safe-conduct

[V n] He asked if he might conduct us to the ball which was to bring the proceedings to an end.


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