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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.
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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They're going to be stunning,'' choral director Mike McCullough said of Palmdale High's singers.
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Every choral director wishes for an accompanist who is of one mind with them: who gives pitches quickly and efficiently; intuits nuances, direction of phrases and dynamics even as they are thinking them; and who supports every aspect of the choral rehearsal.
2) Interestingly, I recently had conversations with a choral director at the college level who repeatedly insisted that he is not a voice teacher, a curious admission for one who must deal daily with matters of voice production and be able to demonstrate healthy vocal technique.
His students are so devoted, the choral director said, that senior choir members opted to miss their prom last year to attend the national event.
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Stephen Mannings, assistant choral director at Liverpool cathedral, will compere.
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