What is the meaning of conduct?



  • Direct the course of; manage or control.
    • usage: "You cannot conduct business like this"
  • Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
    • usage: "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
  • Behave in a certain manner.
    • usage: "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  • Take somebody somewhere.
    • usage: "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance"; "He conducted us to the palace"
  • Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission.
    • usage: "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
  • Lead musicians in the performance of.
    • usage: "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"
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