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adjectiveusually conducive to
Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible:‘the harsh lights and cameras were hardly conducive to a relaxed atmosphere’
good for, helpful to, instrumental in, calculated to produce, productive of, useful forfavourable, beneficial, valuable, advantageous, opportune, propitious, encouraging, promising, convenientcontribute to, lead to, tend to promote, make for, facilitate, favour, aid, assist, help, benefit, encourageView synonyms
- ‘The fit is seldom and not expected to be perfect, and not always conducive to clarity.’
- ‘It is hardly conducive to spontaneity, but could save a wasted trip.’
- ‘On the face of it, the new situation was much more conducive to an Arab - Israeli peace process.’
- ‘It has been deployed into a number of situations in a manner which has not been fully conducive to assessing its results.’
- ‘That is not conducive to feeling good about oneself, so something is likely to be suppressed.’
- ‘The roads are not conducive to big lorries coming back and forth.’
- ‘Creating an environment conducive to an election is one marker for a free and fair vote.’
- ‘This kind of pessimism about human nature is not usually conducive to alertness to humorous possibilities.’
- ‘Now while this kind of weather may not be the most conducive to the playing of sports, for the spectator it is a godsend.’
- ‘Such a situation may not have been conducive to making the day a national holiday.’
- ‘The sort of life I lead is not conducive to the kind of love other people have or want.’
- ‘Other billionaires born outside of Britain find London conducive to their bank accounts.’
- ‘I didn't really find the atmosphere at school conducive to learning and wanted to carry on studying once I left.’
- ‘The living environment of the school is not at all conducive to human habitation.’
- ‘Neither rule is likely to be conducive to the efficient running of the company.’
- ‘We now know that the latter situation is conducive to the emergence of resistant mutants.’
- ‘It is not a scenario conducive to society as a whole feeling relaxed and comfortable.’
- ‘The vision is to create a culture that is conducive to continual progress and change.’
- ‘Most employers do not realise that grey walls and brown carpet tiles are not conducive to a stimulating work experience.’
- ‘She may want to be, or should be, in situations that are conducive to this.’
Mid 17th century: from conduce, on the pattern of words such as conductive.
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