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 (kən-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
intr.v. con·duced, con·duc·ing, con·duc·es
To contribute or lead to a specific result: "The quiet conduces to thinking about the darkening future" (George F. Will).

[Latin condūcere : com-, com- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

con·duc′er n.
con·duc′ing·ly adv.


(foll by: to) to lead or contribute (to a result)
[C15: from Latin condūcere to lead together, from com- together + dūcere to lead]
conˈducer n
conˈducible adj
conˈducingly adv


(kənˈdus, -ˈdyus)

v.i. -duced, -duc•ing.
to lead or contribute to a result (usu. fol. by to or toward).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin condūcere to lead, bring together =con- con- + dūcere to lead]
con•duc′er, n.
con•duc′i•ble, adj.


Past participle: conduced
Gerund: conducing

I conduce
you conduce
he/she/it conduces
we conduce
you conduce
they conduce
I conduced
you conduced
he/she/it conduced
we conduced
you conduced
they conduced
Present Continuous
I am conducing
you are conducing
he/she/it is conducing
we are conducing
you are conducing
they are conducing
Present Perfect
I have conduced
you have conduced
he/she/it has conduced
we have conduced
you have conduced
they have conduced
Past Continuous
I was conducing
you were conducing
he/she/it was conducing
we were conducing
you were conducing
they were conducing
Past Perfect
I had conduced
you had conduced
he/she/it had conduced
we had conduced
you had conduced
they had conduced
I will conduce
you will conduce
he/she/it will conduce
we will conduce
you will conduce
they will conduce
Future Perfect
I will have conduced
you will have conduced
he/she/it will have conduced
we will have conduced
you will have conduced
they will have conduced
Future Continuous
I will be conducing
you will be conducing
he/she/it will be conducing
we will be conducing
you will be conducing
they will be conducing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conducing
you have been conducing
he/she/it has been conducing
we have been conducing
you have been conducing
they have been conducing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conducing
you will have been conducing
he/she/it will have been conducing
we will have been conducing
you will have been conducing
they will have been conducing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conducing
you had been conducing
he/she/it had been conducing
we had been conducing
you had been conducing
they had been conducing
I would conduce
you would conduce
he/she/it would conduce
we would conduce
you would conduce
they would conduce
Past Conditional
I would have conduced
you would have conduced
he/she/it would have conduced
we would have conduced
you would have conduced
they would have conduced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conduce - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
encourage, promote, further, boost, advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"


To have a share, as in an act or result; have a hand in:
Idiom: take part.


[kənˈdjuːs] VI to conduce toconducir a


vi to conduce to (form)förderlich sein (+dat)
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