Definitions for: Conduct

[n] manner of acting or conducting yourself
[n] (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
[v] lead, as in the performance of a musical composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
[v] lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"
[v] take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
[v] transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
[v] direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
[v] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Christianity has humanized the conduct of war.

The conduct of the state, the administration of its
affairs. --Ld.

2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.

Conduct of armies is a prince's art. --Waller.

Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity,
but with so little conduct, that his forces were
totally routed. --Robertson.

3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic]

I will be your conduct. --B. Jonson.

In my conduct shall your ladies come. --Shak.

4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a
conduit; an instrument. [Obs.]

Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. --Shak.

5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal
deportment; mode of action; behavior.

All these difficulties were increased by the conduct
of Shrewsbury. --Macaulay.

What in the conduct of our life appears So well
designed, so luckily begun, But when we have our
wish, we wish undone? --Dryden.

6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

The book of Job, in conduct and diction. --Macaulay.

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.

Con*duct" (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Conducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducting.] [See Conduct,
1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.

I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage,
where you may be safe. --Milton.

2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry
on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.

Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege.

3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself

4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit,
as heat, light, electricity, etc.

5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a
musical composition.

Con*duct", v. i.
1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to

2. To conduct one's self; to behave. [U. S.]

Synonyms: acquit, bear, behave, behavior, behavior, behaviour, behaviour, carry, carry, carry on, channel, comport, convey, deal, demeanor, demeanour, deport, deportment, direct, direct, doings, guide, lead, lead, take, transmit

See Also: act, activity, aggression, assert, beacon, bring, bring in, care, citizenship, correctitude, dirty tricks, discourtesy, do, execute, fluster, handle, hold, improperness, impropriety, lead astray, manage, manner, manners, misguide, mislead, move, offence, offense, offensive activity, perform, personal manner, pipe in, pose, properness, propriety, put forward, racketeer, retransmit, show, swashbuckling, trait, usher, walk around, wash up

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