conduct
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin conductus, from Latin conducere Date: 15th century 1. obsolete escort, guide 2. the act, manner, or process of carrying on ; management <
praised for his conduct of the campaign
>
3. a mode or standard of personal behavior especially as based on moral principles <
questionable conduct
>
II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to bring by or as if by leading ; guide <
conduct tourists through a museum
>
2. a. to lead from a position of command <
conduct a siege
>
<
conduct a class
>
b. to direct or take part in the operation or management of <
conduct an experiment
>
<
conduct a business
>
<
conduct an investigation
>
c. to direct the performance of <
conduct an orchestra
>
<
conduct an opera
>
3. a. to convey in a channel b. to act as a medium for conveying or transmitting 4. to cause (oneself) to act or behave in a particular and especially in a controlled manner intransitive verb 1. of a road or passage to show the way ; lead 2. a. to act as leader or director b. to have the quality of transmitting light, heat, sound, or electricity • conductibility nounconductible adjective Synonyms: conduct, manage, control, direct mean to use one's powers to lead, guide, or dominate. conduct implies taking responsibility for the acts and achievements of a group <
conducted negotiations
>
. manage implies direct handling and manipulating or maneuvering toward a desired result <
manages a meat market
>
. control implies a regulating or restraining in order to keep within bounds or on a course <
controlling his appetite
>
. direct implies constant guiding and regulating so as to achieve smooth operation <
directs the store's day-to-day business
>
. Synonym: see in addition behave.

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