Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: conductus, past participle of conducere; CONDUCE

conduct

1 verb
     
Related topics: Music, Physics
con‧duct1 S3 W2
1

carry out

[transitive] 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

[intransitive and transitive]APM to stand in front of a group of musicians or singers and direct their playing or singing [↪ conductor]
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:
The players conducted themselves impeccably, both on and off the field.
4

electricity/heat

[transitive]HP 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] formal to take or lead someone somewhere
conduct 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 Berlin

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary