conduce(redirected from conduces)
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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).
(foll by: to) to lead or contribute (to a result)
[C15: from Latin condūcere to lead together, from com- together + dūcere to lead]
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]
Past participle: conduced
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|Verb||1.||conduce - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"|