conduct

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Conduct is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

verb
noun

Verb[change]

Plain form
conduct

Third-person singular
conducts

Past tense
conducted

Past participle
conducted

Present participle
conducting

  1. (transitive) If you conduct an activity or process, you do it or carry it out.
    The war made it very difficult to conduct business.
    The university makes sure that research is conducted properly.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you conduct music, you stand in front of the musicians and show them how to sing or play.
  3. (transitive); (only of yourself); (formal) The way you conduct yourself is the way you act or treat others.
    I hope the children will be able to conduct themselve well at the party.
  4. (transitive & intransitive) If something conducts energy, if lets the energy to move through or along it.
    Glass is a good insulator because it will not conduct electricity.
  5. (transitive) If you conduct somebody or a tour, you show people around a place.
    Please conduct him to the waiting room.

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Noun[change]

Singular
conduct

Plural
conducts

  1. (uncountable); (formal) A person's conduct is the way they act or treat others.
    Killing a person, for any reason, is a criminal act and such conduct must not be allowed.
    This teacher clearly broke the schools rules for professional conduct.

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