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Meaning of “conduct” in the English Dictionary

"conduct" in British English

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conductverb

uk   us   /kənˈdʌkt/
  • conduct verb (ORGANIZE)

B2 [T] to ​organize and ​perform a ​particularactivity: We are conducting a ​survey to ​find out what ​ourcustomersthink of ​theirlocalbusservice. The ​experiments were conducted by ​scientists in New York. How you ​choose to conduct ​yourprivatelife is ​your own ​business!

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  • conduct verb (SHOW WAY)

[T usually + adv/prep] formal to ​lead someone to a ​particularplace: May I conduct you toyourtable, ​sir, or would you ​prefer to have a ​drink at the ​bar first? The ​protesters were conducted from the ​courtroom by two ​policeofficers. [T] If you conduct a tour of a ​place, you take ​people around 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 (ALLOW THROUGH)

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

conductnoun [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.

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(Definition of conduct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conductverb

 us   /kənˈdʌkt/
  • conduct verb (DIRECT)

[T] to ​organize and ​direct a ​particularactivity: The ​experiments were conducted by ​leadingscientists. [T] fml To conduct ​people to a ​place is to ​walk there with them: The ​usher conducted us to ​ourseats.
  • conduct verb (MUSIC)

[I/T] to ​direct the ​performance of ​musicians or a ​piece of ​music: [T] The ​orchestra was conducted by Thomas.
  • conduct verb (BEHAVE)

[T] to ​cause yourself to ​behave in a ​particular or ​controlledmanner: I won’t ​tell them how to conduct ​theirlives.
  • conduct verb (ALLOW THROUGH)

physics, chemistry [T] to ​allowelectricity or ​heat to ​flow through

conductnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑn·dʌkt/
behavior: His conduct at the ​meeting was ​inappropriate.
(Definition of conduct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conduct" in Business English

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conductverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​regulatorsbarred 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 ​technicalsupportcustomers might want. Much of what is known about ​careermanagementsystems 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 ​highestlevels of ​integrity.

conductnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈkɒndʌkt/
the way in which a ​business or an ​activity is ​organized: The ​reportasks many ​questions about the ​day-to-day conduct of the industry's affairs. All ​registeredbrokers or ​dealers that use ​computers in the conduct of their ​business are ​subject to the ​requirements of this ​rule.
the particular way in which someone ​behaves: The ​reportfound that his ​treatment of his ​staff was "inconsistent with the high ​standard of conduct expected of ​seniorexecutives". The ​coalitionadopted a ​voluntarycode of ​ethics and ​standards for business conduct.
(Definition of conduct from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conduct”
in Korean 행동…
in Arabic سُلوك…
in Malaysian pengurusa…
in French conduite…
in Russian поведение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 組織, 實施, 進行…
in Italian condotta…
in Turkish davranış, hal, tavır…
in Polish zachowanie…
in Spanish dirección, gestión…
in Vietnamese cách chỉ đạo…
in Portuguese conduta, comportamento…
in Thai การจัดการ…
in German die Führung…
in Catalan conducta…
in Japanese ふるまい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 组织, 实施, 进行…
in Indonesian penanganan…
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