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English noun: conduct

1. conduct (act) manner of acting or controlling yourself


Synonymsbehavior, behaviour, doings


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)aggression, bohemianism, dirty pool, dirty tricks, discourtesy, easiness, offence, offense, offensive activity, the way of the world, the ways of the world

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


Synonymsbehavior, behaviour, demeanor, demeanour, deportment


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)citizenship, correctitude, improperness, impropriety, manner, manners, personal manner, properness, propriety, swashbuckling


English verb: conduct

1. conduct (social) direct the course of; manage or control


SamplesYou cannot conduct business like this.


Synonymscarry on, deal


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)care, deal, handle, manage


Narrower (hyponym)racketeer

2. conduct (creation) lead, as in the performance of a composition


SamplesConduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years.


Synonymsdirect, lead


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform


Verb groupconduct


Domain categorymusic

3. conduct (social) behave in a certain manner


SamplesShe carried herself well.
He bore himself with dignity.
They conducted themselves well during these difficult times.


Synonymsacquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, deport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, bear, carry, hold, move


Narrower (hyponym)assert, deal, fluster, pose, posture, put forward, walk around

4. conduct (motion) take somebody somewhere


SamplesWe lead him to our chief.
Can you take me to the main entrance?.
He conducted us to the palace.


Synonymsdirect, guide, lead, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)beacon, hand, lead astray, misdirect, misguide, mislead, show, usher

5. conduct (motion) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission


SamplesSound carries well over water.
The airwaves carry the sound.
Many metals conduct heat.


Synonymscarry, channel, convey, impart, transmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take


Narrower (hyponym)bring in, pipe in, retransmit, wash up


Verb groupcarry, carry, convey, express

6. conduct (creation) lead musicians in the performance of


SamplesBernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor.
She cannot conduct modern pieces.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)perform


Verb groupconduct, direct, lead


Domain categorymusic









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