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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conduce \Con*duce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conduced; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducing.] [L. conducere to bring together, conduce, hire; con- + ducere to lead. See Duke and cf. Conduct, n., Cond.] To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or toward. [1913 Webster] He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] The reasons you allege do more conduce To the hot passion of distemper'd blood. --Shak. Syn: To contribute; aid; assist; tend; subserve. [1913 Webster]