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Definition of 'conduct'


  1. manner of acting or controlling yourself
       Synonyms: behavior behaviour doings
  2. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
       Synonyms: demeanor demeanour behavior behaviour deportment


  1. direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
       Synonyms: carry on deal
  2. lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
       Synonyms: lead direct
  3. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
       Synonyms: behave acquit bear deport comport carry
  4. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
       Synonyms: transmit convey carry channel
  5. take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
       Synonyms: lead take direct guide
  6. lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

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