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conduct

verb [T]
 
 
/kənˈdʌkt/
to do something, or make something happen: We seek to conduct business in an ethical manner. Staff meetings were conducted in various locations. In February, he resigned from the board after regulators barred him from conducting securities transactions for four months.
to organize a particular activity in order to find out or prove facts: conduct a poll/study/survey They conducted a survey to find out what type of technical support customers might want. Much of what is known about career management systems is based on the research conducted in western countries. Tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday showed asbestos in unacceptable levels in soil and debris at the site.
conduct yourself to behave in a particular way: We expect members of our industry to conduct themselves with the highest levels of integrity.
(Definition of conduct verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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