conduct

Conduct is about how you behave––"conduct unbecoming"––and also about carrying something through––"the survey was conducted in May and June."

Conduct's two senses are connected. Your conduct or your own behavior is the way you conduct or lead yourself. Think of your brain as a little man in tails and white tie, holding up a baton to conduct the various parts of you the way he would a symphony orchestra.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: conduct

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(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
behave in a certain manner
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v
direct the course of; manage or control
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v
lead musicians in the performance of
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v
transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: conduct
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n (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Synonyms:
behavior, behaviour, demeanor, demeanour, deportment
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manners
social deportment
citizenship
conduct as a citizen
swashbuckling
flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
correctitude, properness, propriety
correct or appropriate behavior
improperness, impropriety
an improper demeanor
manner, personal manner
a way of acting or behaving
decorousness, decorum
propriety in manners and conduct
appropriateness, rightness
appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
correctness
the quality of conformity to social expectations
good form
behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time
priggishness, primness
exaggerated and arrogant properness
modesty, reserve
formality and propriety of manner
grace, seemliness
a sense of propriety and consideration for others
decency
the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
incorrectness
lack of conformity to social expectations
inappropriateness, wrongness
inappropriate conduct
indelicacy
the trait of being indelicate and offensive
indecorousness, indecorum
a lack of decorum
indecency
the quality of being indecent
bearing, comportment, mien, presence
dignified manner or conduct
bedside manner
manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient
dandyism, foppishness
the manner and dress of a fop or dandy
gentleness, mildness, softness
acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
formality, formalness
a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
informality
a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
courtesy, good manners
a courteous manner
discourtesy, rudeness
a manner that is rude and insulting
Type of:
trait
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

n manner of acting or controlling yourself

Synonyms:
behavior, behaviour, doings
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aggression
deliberately unfriendly behavior
bohemianism
conduct characteristic of a bohemian
dirty pool
conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike
dirty tricks
underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent
discourtesy, offence, offense, offensive activity
a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
easiness
the quality of being easy in behavior or style
the way of the world, the ways of the world
the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen
aggravation, irritation, provocation
unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
bitchery
aggressive remarks and behavior like that of a spiteful malicious woman
bullying, intimidation
the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
hell raising, raising hell
making trouble just for the fun of it
self-assertion
the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner
derision, ridicule
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
indelicacy
an impolite act or expression
insolence
an offensive disrespectful impudent act
affront, insult
a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
presumption
a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming
rebuff, slight
a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

v behave in a certain manner

“They conducted themselves well during these difficult times”
Synonyms:
acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, deport
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fluster
be flustered; behave in a confused manner
assert, put forward
insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
deal
behave in a certain way towards others
walk around
behave in a certain manner or have certain properties
pose, posture
behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
attitudinise, attitudinize
assume certain affected attitudes
Type of:
bear, carry, hold
support or hold in a certain manner
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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v direct the course of; manage or control

“You cannot conduct business like this”
Synonyms:
carry on, deal
Types:
racketeer
carry on illegal business activities involving crime
Type of:
care, deal, handle, manage
be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

v take somebody somewhere

“He conducted us to the palace”
Synonyms:
direct, guide, lead, take
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beacon
guide with a beacon
hand
guide or conduct or usher somewhere
lead astray, misdirect, misguide, mislead
lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
show, usher
take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
marshal
lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
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v lead musicians in the performance of

“Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor”
“she cannot conduct modern pieces”
Synonyms
direct, lead
lead, as in the performance of a composition
Type of:
perform
give a performance (of something)

v lead, as in the performance of a composition

conduct an orchestra”
“Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years”
Synonyms:
direct, lead
Type of:
do, execute, perform
carry out or perform an action
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v transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

“Many metals conduct heat”
Synonyms:
carry, channel, convey, impart, transmit
carry, convey, express
serve as a means for expressing something
carry
be conveyed over a certain distance
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wash up
carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
pipe in
bring in through pipes
bring in
transmit
retransmit
transmit again
Type of:
bring, convey, take
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

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behave in a certain manner
direct the course of; manage or control
lead musicians in the performance of
transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
1 conduct
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the way a person behaves toward other people
2 conduct
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