- 1 [transitive] conduct something (formal) to organize and/or do a particular activity to conduct an experiment/an inquiry/a survey The negotiations have been conducted in a positive manner. They conducted a vigorous campaign for a shorter working week. See related entries: Experiments and research
- 2 [transitive, intransitive] conduct (something) to direct a group of people who are singing or playing music a concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop
- 3[transitive] conduct somebody/something + adv./prep. (formal) to lead or guide somebody through or around a place a conducted tour of Athens (= one with a guide, giving information about it) The guide conducted us around the ruins of the ancient city.
- 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 [transitive] conduct something (specialist) (of a substance) to allow heat or electricity to pass along or through it Copper conducts electricity well. Wordfinderbattery, charge, conduct, connect, electricity, generate, insulate, power, switch, wire See related entries: Electronics Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from Latin conduct-
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BrE BrE//kənˈdʌkt//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʌkt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conduct
BrE BrE//kənˈdʌkt//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʌkt//he / she / it conducts
BrE BrE//kənˈdʌkts//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʌkts//past simple conducted
BrE BrE//kənˈdʌktɪd//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʌktɪd//past participle conducted
BrE BrE//kənˈdʌktɪd//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʌktɪd//-ing form conducting
BrE BrE//kənˈdʌktɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʌktɪŋ//Electronics, Experiments and research