con|duct1 W2S3 [kənˈdʌkt] v
1¦(carry out)¦
5¦(show somebody something)¦
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: conductus, past participle of conducere; CONDUCE]
1.) ¦(CARRY OUT)¦ [T]
to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove facts
conduct 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.
2.) ¦(MUSIC)¦ [I and T]
to stand in front of a group of musicians or singers and direct their playing or singing
conduct an orchestra/choir
The orchestra is conducted by John Williams.
Who will be conducting?
3.) ¦(BEHAVE)¦
conduct yourself
formal to behave in a particular way, especially in a situation where people judge you by the way you behave
He was a player who always conducted himself impeccably, both on and off the field.
if something conducts electricity or heat, it allows electricity or heat to travel along or through it
Aluminium, being a metal, readily conducts heat .
5.) ¦(SHOW SOMEBODY SOMETHING)¦ [T always + adverb/preposition] formal
to take or lead someone somewhere
conduct sb to sth
On arrival, I was conducted to the commandant's office.
conducted tour (of sth)
(=a tour of a building, city, or area with someone who tells you about that place)
a conducted tour of Berlin
conduct 2
con|duct2 W3 [ˈkɔndʌkt US ˈka:n-] n [U] formal
1.) the way someone behaves, especially in public, in their job etc
The Senator's conduct is being investigated by the Ethics Committee.
an inquiry into the conduct of the police
ethical/professional etc conduct
the Law Society's Code of Professional Conduct
improper/violent/offensive etc conduct
He was arrested for disorderly conduct (=noisy violent behaviour) .
2.) conduct of sth
the way in which an activity is organized and carried out
complaints about the conduct of the elections
Disclosure of information would compromise the proper conduct of the investigation.

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