(noun, verb)


1. manner of acting or controlling yourself

Similar word(s): behavior, behaviour, doings

Definition categories: act, activity

2. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Similar word(s): behavior, behaviour, demeanor, demeanour, deportment

Definition categories: attribute, trait

Sentences with conduct as a noun:

- Good conduct will be rewarded and likewise poor conduct will be punished.


1. direct the course of; manage or control

- You cannot conduct business like this

Similar word(s): deal

Definition categories: social, care, deal, handle, manage

2. lead, as in the performance of a composition

- conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

Similar word(s): direct, lead

Definition categories: creation, do, execute, perform

3. behave in a certain manner

- They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Similar word(s): acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, deport

Definition categories: social, bear, carry, hold, act, move

4. take somebody somewhere

- He conducted us to the palace

Similar word(s): direct, guide, lead, take

Definition categories: motion

5. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

- Many metals conduct heat

Similar word(s): carry, channel, convey, impart, transmit

Definition categories: motion, bring, convey, take

6. lead musicians in the performance of

- Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor

- she cannot conduct modern pieces

Definition categories: creation, perform

Sentences with conduct as a verb:

- to conduct the affairs of a kingdom

- He conducted himself well.