From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconductcon‧duct1 /kənˈdʌkt/ ●●○ W2 AWL verb 1 carry out [transitive]DO to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove factsconduct a survey/investigation/review etc We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.conduct an experiment/a test Is it really necessary to conduct experiments on animals?conduct a campaign They conducted a campaign of bombings and assassinations.conduct an interview The 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.2 music [intransitive, transitive]APM to stand in front of a group of musicians or singers and direct their playing or singing → conductorconduct an orchestra/choir The orchestra is conducted by John Williams. Who will be conducting?3 → conduct yourself4 electricity/heat [transitive]HPTAKE/BRING if something conducts electricity or heat, it allows electricity or heat to travel along or through it → conductor Aluminium, being a metal, readily conducts heat.5 show somebody something [transitive always + adverb/preposition] formalSHOW/LET somebody SEE something to take or lead someone somewhereconduct somebody to something On 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
Examples from the Corpusconduct• The committee will conduct a thorough investigation 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 survey conducted by the company last fall.• Since 1982 biennial national surveys conducted by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys have provided valuable information on adolescent smoking behaviour.• Better still, why not conduct elections by phone?• Plastic and rubber won't conduct electricity, but copper will.• Before Newton, people had great difficulty understanding 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 supporters suspected 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 wires conduct 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 science experiments.• 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 distant suburbs in order to conduct an interview.• Over this period I visited the school more than 30 times, chiefly to conduct interviews and attend meetings.• While conducting interviews for this book, I sometimes posed the chameleon riddle to my interviewees.• He has a several years of experience of conducting interviews on national identity.• Journalists conduct interviews, research documents, undertake joint projects with Insight teams and hire quantitative researchers to undertake polls.• At least an hour should be allowed to conduct an interview with a vulnerable elderly client, 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] formal 1 BEHAVEthe way someone behaves, especially in public, in their job etc SYN behaviour The Senator’s conduct is being investigated by the Ethics Committee. an inquiry into the conduct of the policeethical/professional etc conduct the Law Society’s Code of Professional Conductimproper/violent/offensive etc conduct his 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.
Examples from the Corpusconduct• We went on a conducted tour 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 civil servants will be issued next week.• The catering business itself is regulated by various Acts of Parliament which impose duties and standards of conduct that must be observed.• In identifying such conduct, reliance is made on information forthcoming from local authority consumer protection departments.• 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 doctor guilty of unethical conduct towards three of his patients.• A middle-aged banker has been fined 200 for violent conduct 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 altercation ensued at the lab, and Angeli was convicted this week of disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property.• You have to understand the disorderly conduct statute...• 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 peaceful marchers, put them in paddy wagons, 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.2the 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 meetingsOrigin conduct1 (1400-1500) Latin conductus, past participle of conducere; CONDUCE