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conduct

verb uk   /kənˈdʌkt/ us  

conduct verb (ORGANIZE)

B2 [T] to organize and perform a particular activity: We are conducting a survey to find out what our customers think of their local bus service. The experiments were conducted by scientists in New York. How you choose to conduct your private life is your own business!

conduct verb (BEHAVE)

conduct yourself C2 to behave in a particular way, especially in a public or formal situation, or to organize the way in which you live in a particular way: How should I conduct myself at these dinners? I know nothing about etiquette.

conduct verb (SHOW WAY)

[T usually + adv/prep] formal to lead someone to a particular place: May I conduct you to your table, sir, or would you prefer to have a drink at the bar first? The protesters were conducted from the courtroom by two police officers. [T] If you conduct a tour of a place, you take people round the place and show it to them: A guide conducts tours of the cathedral every afternoon at 2.00. a conducted tour of the palace

conduct verb (MUSIC)

B2 [I or T] to direct the performance of musicians or a piece of music: The orchestra was conducted by Mira Shapur. Who's conducting at tonight's concert?

conduct verb (ALLOW THROUGH)

[T] to allow electricity or heat to go through: Copper conducts electricity, but plastic does not.

conduct

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɒn.dʌkt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/

conduct noun [U] (BEHAVIOUR)

behaviour: bad/excellent/disgraceful conduct The club has a strict code (= set of rules) of conduct.

conduct noun [U] (ORGANIZATION)

formal the way in which an activity is organized and performed: He was criticized for his conduct of the inquiry.
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