conductcon‧duct1 /kənˈdʌkt/ ●●○W2AWL verb1carry out [transitive]DO to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove factsconduct a survey/investigation/review etcWe are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.conduct an experiment/a testIs it really necessary to conduct experiments on animals?conduct a campaignThey conducted a campaign of bombings and assassinations.conduct an interviewThe interview was conducted in English.The memorial service was conducted by the Rev. David Prior.It was the first time that I had conducted business in Brazil.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say do or carry out rather than conduct: They’re doing a survey of opinions about organic food.2music [intransitive, transitive]APM to stand in front of a group of musicians or singers and direct their playing or singing → conductorconduct an orchestra/choirThe orchestra is conducted by John Williams.Who will be conducting?3 →conduct yourself4electricity/heat [transitive]HPTAKE/BRING if something conductselectricity or heat, it allows electricity or heat to travel along or through it → conductorAluminium, being a metal, readily conducts heat.5show somebody something [transitive always + adverb/preposition] formalSHOW/LET somebody SEE something to take or lead someone somewhereconduct somebody to somethingOn arrival, I was conducted to the commandant’s office.conducted tour (of something) (=a tour of a building, city, or area with someone who tells you about that place)a conducted tour of BerlinCOLLOCATIONSnounsconduct researchHe’s conducting educational research at the University of Washington.conduct a surveyThey conducted a survey of students’ careers one year after graduation.conduct a study/reviewScientists conducted a study of the area affected by the nuclear disaster.conduct an investigation/inquiryExperts conducted an investigation into the causes of the crash.conduct an interviewHere are a few guidelines on how to conduct an interview.conduct a campaignThe party was criticized for the way it had conducted its election campaign.conduct a test/experimentInvestigators will be conducting tests to determine how the man died.conduct a searchThe Spanish authorities conducted a nationwide search for the girl.conduct (a) businessThe company had been conducting a lot of business in Latin America.→ See Verb table
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conduct• The committee will conduct a thoroughinvestigation of the bribery charges.• The visitors were conducted around the factory by senior managers.• The Duke Ellington Orchestra is conducted by Mercer Ellington.• The data comes from a surveyconducted by the company last fall.• Since 1982 biennial national surveys conducted by the Office of PopulationCensuses and Surveys have provided valuable information on adolescentsmoking behaviour.• Better still, why not conductelections by phone?• Plastic and rubber won't conduct electricity, but copper will.• Before Newton, people had great difficultyunderstanding how any metal could conduct electricity.• Water is used to conduct heat away from the reactor.• Y., had already conducted important preliminary research on contra supporterssuspected of drug activities.• He became a great fan of yours after a particularly exciting performance you conducted of Belshazzar's Feast.• Bill Thomas, R-Calif., shortly before the House voted 224-187 to authorize an eight-member panel to conduct the investigation.• An officer was sent to conduct the journalists around the shattered building.• Specially treated copper wiresconduct the signal from the amplifier to the speakers.• Voter News Service, a consortium of the Associated Press and television networks, conducted the survey.• All the children in the class have to conduct their own scienceexperiments.• A guide will conduct us through the museum.• In addition, experiments were conducted with, and without 100 µg/ml gentamicin and 60 µg/ml nystatin in the Krebs-Henseleit.conduct an interview• Gatling has become a relentless court jester, mugging, leading cheers and conducting interviews.• On Wednesday morning she set off for one of the city's most distantsuburbs in order to conduct an interview.• Over this period I visited the school more than 30 times, chiefly to conduct interviews and attendmeetings.• While conducting interviews for this book, I sometimes posed the chameleonriddle to my interviewees.• He has a several years of experience of conducting interviews on national identity.• Journalists conduct interviews, research documents, undertakejoint projects with Insight teams and hirequantitativeresearchers to undertake polls.• At least an hour should be allowed to conduct an interview with a vulnerableelderlyclient, in order to begin an assessment.• Publicly available data will be used rather than, at this stage, conducting interviews with business owners.conduct an orchestra/choir• Leopold Stokowski conducts an orchestra which has been divided into individually-miked sections for increased clarity.conducted tour (of something)• In some schools the children's toilets are included in the conducted tour for potential new parents.• This is an hour-long conducted tour in an old tram car, nostalgia every inch of the way.• To this latter end Mr Heseltine accompanied a busload of businessmen on a conducted tour of Liverpool.conductcon‧duct2 /ˈkɒndʌkt $ ˈkɑːn-/ ●●○AWL noun [uncountable] formal1BEHAVEthe way someone behaves, especially in public, in their job etcSYN behaviourThe Senator’s conduct is being investigated by the Ethics Committee.an inquiry into the conduct of the policeethical/professional etc conductthe Law Society’s Code of Professional Conductimproper/violent/offensive etc conducthis arrest for disorderly conduct (=noisy violent behaviour)► see thesaurus at behaviour2 →conduct of somethingCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesprofessional conductThere are strict rules that regulate lawyers’ professional conduct.sexual conductThe politician’s sexual conduct had caused scandal.violent conductTheir goalkeeper was sent off the field for violent conduct.disorderly conduct (=behaving in a noisy or violent way in public)Her husband was arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct.criminal conductIn some cases of bullying, pupils may be guilty of criminal conduct.proper/improper conduct (=correct/incorrect behaviour according to the normal rules or standards)There was no evidence of improper conduct on the part of the police.personal conductYou are expected to maintain a high standard of personal conduct at work.unsportsmanlike conduct (=behaviour that is not acceptable in a fair competition)He swore at the referee, and was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.human conductSocieties have certain rules for normal human conduct.phrasesa code of conduct (=a set of rules stating how you must behave)All professions have a code of conduct.rules/standards of conductIn war, there are established rules of conduct.a course of conduct (=a set of actions)The court said that when Harris had embarked on this course of conduct, he knew that it would put lives at risk.
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conduct• We went on a conductedtour of the castle.• Norms and values Norms Every culture contains a large number of guidelines which direct conduct in particular situations.• In return for their favor he acted so atrociously that no poet ever tried to explain his conduct.• And the war was portrayed not only as criminal in intent but also as criminal in conduct.• A new code of conduct for civilservants will be issued next week.• The catering business itself is regulated by various Acts of Parliament which imposeduties and standards of conduct that must be observed.• In identifying such conduct, reliance is made on information forthcoming from local authority consumerprotectiondepartments.• After all, constitutionally, ministers are answerable to Parliament for the conduct of their Departments.• Attending conferences and meetings is necessary to the conduct of our business.• Political action groups lay in wait for companies that stumble in their conduct and treatment of multiple stake-holders.• The Medical Committee found the doctorguilty of unethicalconduct towards three of his patients.• A middle-agedbanker has been fined 200 for violentconduct on a train.disorderly conduct• By 10 a. m., there were 84 arrests, 44 for drunk and disorderly conduct.• In the first few hours after the verdict, 60 people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.• An altercationensued at the lab, and Angeli was convicted this week of disorderly conduct and maliciousdestruction of property.• You have to understand the disorderly conductstatute...• Mr Pennell has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.• They were later charged with disorderly conduct and fined.• A total of 27 people were charged with disorderly conduct.• They arrested the peacefulmarchers, put them in paddywagons, and charged them with disorderly conduct.From Longman Business Dictionaryconductcon‧duct1 /kənˈdʌkt/ verb [transitive]1to manage or organize somethingIn future, Mr O'Reilly will conduct his business within the rules and regulations.The Special Fund may, in his name, finalise contractual issues.2to carry out an activity or process in order to obtain information or prove factsThe European Parliament had asked its legal affairs committee to conduct an investigation into the case.3conduct yourself formal to behave in a particular way, especially in a situation where other people judge your behaviourMembers of staff should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner when dealing with customers.→ See Verb tableconductcon‧duct2 /ˈkɒndʌktˈkɑːn-/ noun [uncountable]1the way in which a person behavesIt was claimed that the company had engaged in anti-competitive conduct. →code of conduct2the way in which something is managed or organizedThere has been a huge change in the conduct of monetary policy.rules governing the conduct of shareholder meetingsOriginconduct1(1400-1500)Latinconductus, past participle of conducere; CONDUCE