Conducive

  • 1 Conducive — Con*du cive (k[o^]n*d[=u] s[i^]v), a. Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote. [1913 Webster] However conducive to the good or our country. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 conducive — ► ADJECTIVE (conducive to) ▪ contributing or helping towards …

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  • 3 conducive — index ancillary (auxiliary), beneficial, contributory, convenient, favorable (advantageous), instrumental …

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  • 4 conducive — 1640s, from CONDUCE (Cf. conduce) + IVE (Cf. ive) …

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  • 5 conducive — [adj] favorable for accessory, calculated to produce, contributive, contributory, helpful, leading, productive of, promotive, tending, useful; concept 542 Ant. adverse, discouraging, hindering, unconducive, unfavorable, unhelpful …

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  • 6 conducive — [kəndo͞o′siv, kəndyo͞o′siv] adj. that conduces or contributes; tending or leading (to) conduciveness n …

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  • 7 conducive to — Helping towards, promoting or encouraging • • • Main Entry: ↑conduce …

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  • 8 conducive — adj. (cannot stand alone) conducive to (exercise is conducive to good health) * * * [kən djuːsɪv] (cannot stand alone) conducive to (exercise is conducive to good health) …

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  • 9 conducive — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ seem ADVERB ▪ especially, highly, particularly ▪ Daylight is highly conducive to good plant growth …

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  • 10 conducive — con|du|cive [kənˈdju:sıv US ˈdu: ] adj be conducive to sth formal if a situation is conducive to something such as work, rest etc, it provides conditions that make it easy for you to work etc ▪ an environment conducive to learning …

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  • 11 conducive — [[t]kəndju͟ːsɪv, AM du͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ to n/ ing If one thing is conducive to another thing, it makes the other thing likely to happen. Make your bedroom as conducive to sleep as possible... Sometimes the home… …

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  • 12 conducive — adjective be conducive to formal if a situation is conducive to something such as work, rest etc, it provides conditions that make it easy for you to work etc: With so much noise outside, the room is hardly conducive to work …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 conducive — con|du|cive [ kən dusıv ] adjective conducive to creating a situation that helps something to happen: Teachers need to create a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning …

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  • 14 conducive — UK [kənˈdjuːsɪv] / US [kənˈdusɪv] adjective creating a situation that helps something to happen conducive to: Teachers need to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning …

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  • 15 conducive — adj. (often foll. by to) contributing or helping (towards something) (not a conducive atmosphere for negotiation; good health is conducive to happiness) …

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  • 16 conducive — adjective Date: 1646 tending to promote or assist < an atmosphere conducive to education > • conduciveness noun …

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  • 17 conducive — conduciveness, n. /keuhn dooh siv, dyooh /, adj. tending to produce; conducing; contributive; helpful; favorable (usually fol. by to): Good eating habits are conducive to good health. [1640 50; CONDUCE + IVE] * * * …

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  • 18 conducive — adjective Tending to contribute to, encourage, or bring about some result. A small, dark kitchen is not conducive to elaborate cooking. Syn: supportive Ant: inconducive, unconducive …

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  • 19 conducive — Synonyms and related words: agential, agentival, agentive, aidful, assisting, beneficial, conducive to, constructive, contributory, employable, facilitating, favoring, forwarding, furthersome, good for, handy, helpful, inclined toward, inclining… …

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  • 20 conducive — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. accessory, contributory, favorable, promoting; see helpful 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [kun DOO siv] leading to or promoting. Rain pattering on the roof is conducive to good sleep. SYN.:… …

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