Definition of conduce in English:

conduce

verb

[NO OBJECT]conduce to
formal
  • Help to bring about (a particular situation or outcome)

    ‘nothing would conduce more to the unity of the nation’
    • ‘These include public violence, throwing articles at persons, vehicles, gatherings conducing to riot, disorder or intolerance, and assaulting or resisting peace officer.’
    • ‘In each region, he finds, demographics are undermining the social and economic arrangements that conduce to prosperity.’
    • ‘S will not be able to enjoy to the fuller extent which will be possible if he moves to HC, all those things which together conduce to family life and private life in their true sense.’
    • ‘Certainly, lines of inquiry which may conduce to exculpation is one of the hallmarks of material to be disclosed.’
    • ‘Even so in a man who has right view, all deeds conduce to happiness.’
    • ‘Stigmatizing labels induce feelings of guilt, worthlessness and negative self-identity conducing to despair.’
    • ‘Just because such awareness does not automatically conduce to the cause of the neo-imperialists does not mean it can be explained away by petit-bourgeois insularity.’
    • ‘But when they live in reverence and docility toward these Five, then do these five things conduce to the maintenance, the clarity, the presence of the true doctrine.’
    • ‘‘Our defensive style is conducing to my style,’ says Rafalski.’
    • ‘Every culture or society, after all, tends to develop favored forms of behavior, certain ways they expect most people to behave, forms that are believed to conduce to the social benefit.’
    • ‘What this means in effect is that any practice must be seen to conduce to present welfare as well as to long-term transformation.’
    • ‘The idea of ‘living standard’ refers to the means and capabilities that would ordinarily conduce to the achievement of a good life.’
    • ‘This, of course, does not automatically conduce to strong Jewish support for Labour - although one assumes that their vote has been skewed that way.’
    • ‘George elaborates three principal factors that conduce to rent increase.’
    • ‘This may appear to lead to a totally anarchic condition of affairs, in which every man is constantly at war with every other man: a condition that would clearly not conduce to the survival of the human race.’
    • ‘Our peace through all time demands it, and we intend to leave nothing undone that will conduce to that end and can with honor be performed…’
    • ‘He insisted therefore that the surroundings in which youth is passed should conduce to education.’
    • ‘In this, I have combined different methods of attack and defense, in such a way that the result will conduce to the harmonious development of the whole body.’
    • ‘For I do not understand how drunkenness or cruelty (that is, revenge which does not look to some future good) can conduce to peace, or the preservation of anyone.’
    • ‘The pathological sterility of the shopping mall does not conduce to reflection.’
    result in, cause, bring on, bring about, call forth, give rise to, be the cause of, make happen, create, produce, occasion, effect, engender, generate, contribute to, be conducive to, add to, be instrumental in, have a hand in, have a part in, help, promote, advance
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘lead or bring’): from Latin conducere ‘bring together’ (see conduct).

Pronunciation

conduce

/kənˈdjuːs/