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Definition of conduct verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conduct
    he / she / it conducts
    past simple conducted
    -ing form conducting
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  1. 1[transitive] conduct something to organize and/or do a particular activity to conduct an experiment/an investigation/a survey The negotiations have been conducted in a positive manner. They conducted a vigorous campaign for a shorter working week.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] conduct (something) to direct a group of people who are singing or playing music a concert by the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas
  3. 3[transitive] conduct something (technology) (of a substance) to allow heat or electricity to pass along or through it Copper conducts electricity well.
  4. 4[transitive] conduct yourself + adv./prep. (formal) to behave in a particular way He conducted himself far better than expected. The report challenges them to examine how they conduct themselves in the workplace.
  5. 5[transitive] conduct somebody/something + adv./prep. to lead or guide someone through or around a place The guide conducted us around the ruins of the ancient city.
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