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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?"
References in classic literature ?
The two messengers who had been charged with the duty of conducting the girl to the king's presence danced, shrieking, about the prince, waving their arms and gesticulating wildly as though they would force him to relinquish her, the while they dared not lay hands upon royalty.
We also had improved our methodology for conducting the inspection by designing checklists and other tools to facilitate it and had developed a staff with the expertise to conduct inspections.
These same groups generally also recognize that, historically and for the foreseeable future, the costs associated with conducting chemical product testing have been and will be borne largely by industry, not the public sector, reflecting both the free enterprise view that those who benefit from an activity should bear the costs of that activity as well, and chronic resource limitations on the public sector.
The University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor created a pre-employment program whose staff is dedicated to conducting extensive interviews, verifying references, and researching employment gaps, says Jan Mulcrone, director of HR for the health system.
Limited literature exists examining the type of feedback teaching candidates receive upon conducting service learning in community-based settings.
Because every organization approaches its training and education programs differently, it is necessary to first determine how the organization trains its employees and who the responsible persons are for conducting, coordinating, and documenting the training.
Which may explain why it took SF Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson almost five years to hire a successor to De Coteau, who was a beloved and respected figure in the San Francisco Bay Area community and abroad, not least for his annual conducting of the country's oldest full-length Nutcracker.
In lieu of conducting such an investigation, however, the chief legal officer of the original attorney may refer the report to a "qualified legal compliance committee.
In Griffin, the Court reviewed a state regulatory scheme that set out specific procedural rules for probation officers to follow when conducting searches of probationers' homes and even established what factors they may consider when developing reasonable grounds for searches.
For instance, if a company is conducting a market study about corn herbicides, some questions about seed can be added.
First discovered in the 1970s, conducting polymers have made it into a few small-scale commercial applications, such as antistatic coatings on photographic film and light emitting diodes in a display of maintenance information on an electric razor.