The noun conduct refers to behavior, like how students are rewarded for good conduct. The verb conduct means carry something through, as in "to conduct a survey." And if you lead an orchestra, you conduct it.

Your conduct (accent on the first syllable), or your own behavior, is the way you conduct (accent on the second syllable), or lead, yourself. Keep the accent on the second syllable to conduct, or lead, an orchestra, and to conduct an interview by asking someone questions. Also, metals like copper or gold conduct electricity by letting the electricity pass through.

Definitions of conduct
  1. noun
    (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    synonyms: behavior, behaviour, demeanor, demeanour, deportment
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    social deportment
    conduct as a citizen
    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
    inappropriately childish behavior or manner
    the behavior or manner expected of or appropriate to an adult
    decorousness, decorum
    propriety in manners and conduct
    appropriateness, rightness
    appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    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
    the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
    lack of conformity to social expectations
    inappropriateness, wrongness
    inappropriate conduct
    the trait of being indelicate and offensive
    indecorousness, indecorum
    a lack of decorum
    the quality of being indecent
    bearing, comportment, mien, presence
    a person's 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
    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
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    a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
  2. noun
    manner of acting or controlling yourself
    synonyms: behavior, behaviour, doings
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    deliberately unfriendly behavior
    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
    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
    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
    the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner
    derision, ridicule
    the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    an impolite act or expression
    an offensive disrespectful impudent act
    affront, insult
    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    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)
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    any specific behavior
  3. verb
    behave in a certain manner
    “They conducted themselves well during these difficult times”
    synonyms: acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, deport
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    be flustered; behave in a confused manner
    assert, put forward
    insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    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
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    bear, carry, hold
    support or hold in a certain manner
    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  4. verb
    direct the course of; manage or control
    “You cannot conduct business like this”
    synonyms: carry on, deal
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    carry on illegal business activities involving crime
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    care, deal, handle, manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  5. verb
    take somebody somewhere
    “He conducted us to the palace”
    synonyms: direct, guide, lead, take
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    guide with a beacon
    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
    lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
  6. verb
    lead musicians in the performance of
    “Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor”
    “she cannot conduct modern pieces”
    direct, lead
    lead, as in the performance of a composition
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    give a performance (of something)
  7. verb
    lead, as in the performance of a composition
    conduct an orchestra”
    “Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years”
    synonyms: direct, lead
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    do, execute, perform
    carry out or perform an action
  8. verb
    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
    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 again
    type of:
    bring, convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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