Definition of conduce in English:

conduce

verb

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

    ‘every possible care was taken that could conduce to their health and comfort’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In each region, he finds, demographics are undermining the social and economic arrangements that conduce to prosperity.’
    • ‘Certainly, lines of inquiry which may conduce to exculpation is one of the hallmarks of material to be disclosed.’
    • ‘He insisted therefore that the surroundings in which youth is passed should conduce to education.’
    • ‘The pathological sterility of the shopping mall does not conduce to reflection.’
    • ‘The idea of ‘living standard’ refers to the means and capabilities that would ordinarily conduce to the achievement of a good life.’
    • ‘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…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These include public violence, throwing articles at persons, vehicles, gatherings conducing to riot, disorder or intolerance, and assaulting or resisting peace officer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This, of course, does not automatically conduce to strong Jewish support for Labour - although one assumes that their vote has been skewed that way.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Our defensive style is conducing to my style,’ says Rafalski.’
    • ‘George elaborates three principal factors that conduce to rent increase.’
    • ‘What this means in effect is that any practice must be seen to conduce to present welfare as well as to long-term transformation.’
    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

/kənˈd(j)us//kənˈd(y)o͞os/