HyperDic: conduct

English > 8 senses of the word conduct:
NOUNactconduct, behavior, behaviour, doingsmanner of acting or controlling yourself
attributeconduct, demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, deportment(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
VERBsocialconduct, carry on, dealdirect the course of
creationconduct, lead, directlead, as in the performance of a composition
socialconduct, behave, acquit, bear, deport, comport, carrybehave in a certain manner
motionconduct, lead, take, direct, guidetake somebody somewhere
motionconduct, impart, transmit, convey, carry, channeltransmit or serve as the medium for transmission
creationconductlead musicians in the performance of
conduct > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ndahkt; kahndah'kt
Rhymesabduct ... viaduct: 19 rhymes with ahkt...
English > conduct: 8 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningmanner of acting or controlling yourself.
Synonymsbehavior, behaviour, doings
Narroweraggressiondeliberately unfriendly behavior
bohemianismconduct characteristic of a bohemian
dirty poolconduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike
dirty tricksunderhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent
discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activityA lack of politeness
easinessThe quality of being easy in behavior or style
the way of the world, the ways of the worldThe manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishactuación, comportamiento, conducta
Catalanactuació, comportament, conducta
Verbsconductbehave in a certain manner
English > conduct: 8 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaning(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.
Synonymsdemeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, deportment
Narrowercitizenshipconduct as a citizen
impropriety, impropernessAn improper demeanor
manner, personal mannerA way of acting or behaving
mannerssocial deportment
propriety, properness, correctitudecorrect or appropriate behavior
swashbucklingflamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Spanishcomportamiento, conducta, maneras, modales, proceder
Catalancomportament, conducta, maneres, modals, posat
Verbsconductbehave in a certain manner
English > conduct: 8 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdirect the course of; manage or control.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"You cannot conduct business like this"
Synonymscarry on, deal
Narrowerracketeercarry on illegal business activities involving crime
Broadermanage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
Spanishconducir, llevar, manejar
Catalanconduir, portar
Nounsconductingthe way of administering a business
English > conduct: 8 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningLead, as in the performance of a composition.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "conduct an orchestra
  • Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
Synonymslead, direct
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Broaderperform, execute, docarry out or perform an action
Similar toconductLead musicians in the performance of
Spanishdirigir, encaminar
Catalandirigir, encaminar
Nounsconductingthe direction of an orchestra or choir
English > conduct: 8 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBehave in a certain manner.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
Synonymsbehave, acquit, bear, deport, comport, carry
Narrowerassert, put forwardinsist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
dealBehave in a certain way towards others
flusterBe flustered
pose, postureBehave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
walk aroundBehave in a certain manner or have certain properties
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
hold, carry, bearsupport or hold in a certain manner
Spanishcomportarse, exiliar
Catalancaptenir-se, comportar-se, conduir-se, exiliar, portar-se
Nounsconductmanner of acting or controlling yourself
conduct(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
English > conduct: 8 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningTake somebody somewhere.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "He conducted us to the palace"
Synonymslead, take, direct, guide
NarrowerbeaconGuide with a beacon / beacon
handGuide or conduct or usher somewhere
mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astrayLead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
usher, showTake (someone) to their seats / seats / seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
Spanishapoderar, conducir, copar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, llevar
Catalanapoderar, conduir, copar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, portar
English > conduct: 8 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningTransmit or serve as the medium for transmission.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "Many metals conduct heat"
Synonymsimpart, transmit, convey, carry, channel
Narrowerbring intransmit
pipe inbring in through pipes
retransmittransmit again
wash upcarry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
Broaderbring, convey, takeTake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Similar tocarry, convey, expressServe as a means for expressing something
carryBe conveyed over a certain distance
Spanishcanalizar, conducir, dirigir, encauzar, llevar, transmitir, transportar
Catalancanalitzar, carregar, dirigir, transmetre, transportar
Adjectivesconductivehaving the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound
Nounsconductionthe transmission of heat or electricity or sound
conductora device designed to transmit electricity, heat / heat, etc.
conductora substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
English > conduct: 8 senses > verb 6, creation
MeaningLead musicians in the performance of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"
  • "she cannot conduct modern pieces"
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
BroaderperformGive a performance (of something)
Similar toconduct, lead, directLead, as in the performance of a composition
Nounsconductingthe direction of an orchestra or choir
conductorthe person who leads a musical group

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