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v. con·duct·ed, con·duct·ing, con·ducts
1. To direct the course of; manage or control: a police officer who conducts traffic; a scientist who conducts experiments.
2. To lead or guide: conducted the tourists through the museum.
3. Music To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
4. To serve as a medium for conveying; transmit: Some metals conduct heat.
5. To comport (oneself) in a specified way: The students conducted themselves with dignity throughout the ceremony.
1. To act as a director or conductor.
2. To show the way; lead.
n. (kŏn′dŭkt′)
1. The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality and ethics.
2. The act of directing or controlling; management.
3. Obsolete A guide; an escort.

[Middle English conducten, from Latin condūcere, conduct-, to lead together; see conduce.]

con·duct′i·bil′i·ty n.
con·duct′i·ble adj.
Synonyms: conduct, direct, manage, control, steer1
These verbs mean to exercise direction over an activity: Conduct applies to the guidance, authority, and responsibility of a single person or group: The judge conducted the hearing. The committee conducted an investigation into the scandal.
Direct stresses regulation to ensure proper planning and implementation: The seasoned politician directed a brilliant political campaign.
Manage suggests ongoing guidance of a person, group, or organization: It takes skill to manage a large hotel.
Control stresses regulation and usually domination through restraint: The harbormaster controls the number of boats allowed inside the breakwater.
Steer suggests guidance that controls direction or course: I deftly steered the conversation away from politics. See Also Synonyms at accompany, behavior.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conducting - the way of administering a business
administration, disposal - a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
2.conducting - the direction of an orchestra or choir; "he does not use a baton for conducting"
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
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Another figure inducted today is Merthyr choral conductor Dan Davies, described as "very colourful and turbulent" who took part in the late 19th century "battles of the choirs".
Leading Welsh choral conductor John Hywel Williams, a recognised authority in choral singing, is an expert adviser for the British research team.
The judges are opera singer Russell Watson - back performing after brain tumour operations - actress and West End star Sharon D Clarke plus choral conductor Suzi Digby.
The top fellow ships will also be given to James Lancelot (Durham Cathedral) and the choral conductor David Hill in a special celebration at Liverpool Cathedral (4pm).
So even before I entered university, I had developed very strong survival skills for the operatic stage." Not that opera was foreign to Goerz before high school; his father, a naturally gifted tenor and choral conductor, sang as a chorister in the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, sitting beside the young Jon Vickers.
Doreen Rao is an internationally acclaimed choral conductor, specializing in children's choirs, with vast experience in professional music.
As this splendid week winds down, the legendary choral conductor Sir David Willcocks returns to the Cathedral where he was such a well-respected organist and choir-master to preside over a 'Bring and Sing' attack on Handel's Messiah on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Northern Sinfonia has announced the appointment of the internationally-renowned choral conductor and trainer, Simon Halsey, who will be principal conductor for the Sinfonia's choral programme.
The catalogues of works will be invaluable to the choral conductor wishing to study and perform examples of this rich repertory.
The same instrument is used for both activities, and many student singers spend more time with their choral conductor than with a voice instructor.
Leading Welsh choral conductor, John Hywel Williams, a recognised authority in choral singing, is an expert adviser for the study's British research team.
He is an internationally known choral conductor, as well as a renowned teacher.