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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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