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NOUN (2)

1. manner of acting or controlling yourself;
[syn: behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings]

2. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people;
[syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment]


VERB (6)

1. direct the course of; manage or control;
- Example: "You cannot conduct business like this"
[syn: conduct, carry on, deal]

2. lead, as in the performance of a composition;
- Example: "conduct an orchestra Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years";
[syn: conduct, lead, direct]

3. behave in a certain manner;
- Example: "She carried herself well"
- Example: "he bore himself with dignity"
- Example: "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
[syn: behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry]

4. take somebody somewhere;
- Example: "We lead him to our chief"
- Example: "can you take me to the main entrance?"
- Example: "He conducted us to the palace"
[syn: lead, take, direct, conduct, guide]

5. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission;
- Example: "Sound carries well over water"
- Example: "The airwaves carry the sound"
- Example: "Many metals conduct heat"
[syn: impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel]

6. lead musicians in the performance of;
- Example: "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"
- Example: "she cannot conduct modern pieces"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conduct \Con*duct"\ (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducting.] [See Conduct, n.] 1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend. [1913 Webster] I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage, where you may be safe. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom. [1913 Webster] Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well. [1913 Webster] 4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conduct \Con"duct\ (k[o^]n"d[u^]kt), n. [LL. conductus defense, escort, fr. L. conductus, p. p. of conducere. See Conduce, and cf. Conduit.] 1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management. [1913 Webster] Christianity has humanized the conduct of war. --Paley. [1913 Webster] The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs. --Ld. Brougham. [1913 Webster] 2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship. [1913 Webster] Conduct of armies is a prince's art. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct, that his forces were totally routed. --Robertson. [1913 Webster] 3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I will be your conduct. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] In my conduct shall your ladies come. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. [1913 Webster] All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] What in the conduct of our life appears So well designed, so luckily begun, But when we have our wish, we wish undone? --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development. [1913 Webster] The book of Job, in conduct and diction. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Conduct money (Naut.), a portion of a seaman's wages retained till the end of his engagement, and paid over only if his conduct has been satisfactory. Syn: Behavior; carriage; deportment; demeanor; bearing; management; guidance. See Behavior. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conduct \Con*duct"\, v. i. 1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry. [1913 Webster] 2. To conduct one's self; to behave. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

conduct n 1: manner of acting or controlling yourself [syn: behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings] 2: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment] v 1: direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this" [syn: conduct, carry on, deal] 2: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years" [syn: conduct, 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" [syn: behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry] 4: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, conduct, guide] 5: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel] 6: lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

249 Moby Thesaurus words for "conduct": accomplish, accomplishment, achievement, acquit, act, action, actions, activity, acts, address, administer, administration, affectation, agency, air, arrange, attend, attitude, authority, be responsible for, bear, bearing, behave, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, bring, call the signals, canalize, captain, care, carriage, carry, carry on, carry out, carry through, channel, channelize, chaperon, charge, command, commission, companion, company, complete, completion, comport, comportment, conduct to, control, convey, convoy, cope with, culture pattern, custom, deal with, demean, demeanor, deport, deportment, direct, direct to, direction, discharge, dispatch, dispose of, do, doing, doings, drive, driving, effectuation, employ, enact, enactment, engage in, engineer, escort, esquire, execute, execution, exercise, fly, folkway, follow, freight, functioning, funnel, gestures, go in for, go on, goings-on, govern, governance, government, guard, guidance, guide, guise, handle, handling, head, head up, husbandry, implementation, intendance, keep, keep up, lead, lead on, lead to, leadership, leading, lift, lug, maintien, make, make go, make the rules, manage, management, managery, managing, maneuver, manhandle, manipulate, manipulation, manner, manners, marshal, mastermind, method, methodology, methods, mien, modus vivendi, motions, movements, moves, observable behavior, occupation, officer, operancy, operate, operation, ordain, order, ordering, oversee, pack, pattern, perform, perform on, performance, performing, perpetration, pilot, pilotage, pipe, play, point out to, point the way, poise, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, prescribe, presence, procedure, proceeding, prosecute, pull the strings, pursue, put right, put through, quarterback, quit, regulate, regulation, remove, responsibility, route, rule, run, running, see, see to, separate, set right, set straight, shepherd, show, show the way, siphon, skipper, social science, specialize in, squire, stance, steer, steerage, steering, style, superintendence, superintendency, supervise, supervision, tackle, tactics, take, take away, take care of, take command, take on, take out, take the lead, take to, take up, the conn, the helm, the wheel, tone, tote, traject, transact, transaction, transmit, transport, trench, undertake, use, usher, waft, wage, wait on, way, way of life, ways, whisk, wield the baton, wing, withdraw, work, work at, working, workings
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CONDUCT, law of nations. This term is used in the phrase safe conduct, to signify the security given, by authority of the government, under the great seal, to a stranger, for his quietly coming into and passing out of the territories over which it has jurisdiction. A safe conduct differs from a passport; the former is given to enemies, the latter to friends or citizens.