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Definition 1: manner of acting or controlling yourself - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for conduct in the sense of this definition

(conduct is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of conduct ) deliberately unfriendly behavior

(... is a kind of conduct ) conduct characteristic of a bohemian

(... is a kind of conduct ) conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike

(... is a kind of conduct ) underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent

(... is a kind of conduct ) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

(... is a kind of conduct ) the quality of being easy in behavior or style

"there was an easiness between them" "a natural easiness of manner"

(... is a kind of conduct ) the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen

"the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world" "she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil" "he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world"

Definition 2: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for conduct in the sense of this definition

(conduct is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of conduct ) social deportment

"he has the manners of a pig"

(... is a kind of conduct ) conduct as a citizen

"award for good citizenship"

(... is a kind of conduct ) flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior

(... is a kind of conduct ) correct or appropriate behavior

(... is a kind of conduct ) an improper demeanor

(... is a kind of conduct ) a way of acting or behaving

Definition 3: lead, as in the performance of a composition - [verb of creation]

Samples where conduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

Synonyms for conduct in the sense of this definition

(conduct is a kind of ...) carry out or perform an action

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

(conduct has a similar meaning as ...) lead musicians in the performance of

"Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor" "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

(conduct belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

Definition 4: lead musicians in the performance of - [verb of creation]

Samples where conduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor
  • she cannot conduct modern pieces

(conduct is a kind of ...) give a performance (of something)

"Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight" "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

(conduct has a similar meaning as ...) lead, as in the performance of a composition

"conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

(conduct belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

Definition 5: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission - [verb of motion]

Samples where conduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sound carries well over water
  • The airwaves carry the sound
  • Many metals conduct heat

Synonyms for conduct in the sense of this definition

(conduct is a kind of ...) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

(... is a kind of conduct ) carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)

"The tide washed up the corpse"

(... is a kind of conduct ) bring in through pipes

"Music was piped into the offices"

(... is a kind of conduct ) transmit

"The microphone brought in the sounds from the room next to mine"

(... is a kind of conduct ) transmit again

(conduct has a similar meaning as ...) serve as a means for expressing something

"The painting of Mary carries motherly love" "His voice carried a lot of anger"

(conduct has a similar meaning as ...) be conveyed over a certain distance

"Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

Definition 6: take somebody somewhere - [verb of motion]

Samples where conduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We lead him to our chief
  • can you take me to the main entrance?
  • He conducted us to the palace

Synonyms for conduct in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of conduct ) guide with a beacon

(... is a kind of conduct ) guide or conduct or usher somewhere

"hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

(... is a kind of conduct ) lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

"The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"

(... is a kind of conduct ) take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums

"The usher showed us to our seats"

Samples where conduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You cannot conduct business like this

Synonyms for conduct in the sense of this definition

(conduct is a kind of ...) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

(... is a kind of conduct ) carry on illegal business activities involving crime

Samples where conduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She carried herself well
  • he bore himself with dignity
  • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Synonyms for conduct in the sense of this definition

(conduct is a kind of ...) support or hold in a certain manner

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

(conduct is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of conduct ) be flustered; behave in a confused manner

(... is a kind of conduct ) insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

"Women should assert themselves more!"

(... is a kind of conduct ) behave in a certain way towards others

"He deals fairly with his employees"

(... is a kind of conduct ) behave in a certain manner or have certain properties

"He walks around with his nose in the air" "She walks around with this strange boyfriend"

(... is a kind of conduct ) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others

"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!" "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

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