Definition of conducive in English:



  • Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible.

    ‘the harsh lights and cameras were hardly conducive to a relaxed atmosphere’
    • ‘We now know that the latter situation is conducive to the emergence of resistant mutants.’
    • ‘It is hardly conducive to spontaneity, but could save a wasted trip.’
    • ‘The living environment of the school is not at all conducive to human habitation.’
    • ‘Now while this kind of weather may not be the most conducive to the playing of sports, for the spectator it is a godsend.’
    • ‘She may want to be, or should be, in situations that are conducive to this.’
    • ‘The vision is to create a culture that is conducive to continual progress and change.’
    • ‘The fit is seldom and not expected to be perfect, and not always conducive to clarity.’
    • ‘It is not a scenario conducive to society as a whole feeling relaxed and comfortable.’
    • ‘Such a situation may not have been conducive to making the day a national holiday.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Creating an environment conducive to an election is one marker for a free and fair vote.’
    • ‘Most employers do not realise that grey walls and brown carpet tiles are not conducive to a stimulating work experience.’
    • ‘On the face of it, the new situation was much more conducive to an Arab - Israeli peace process.’
    • ‘Neither rule is likely to be conducive to the efficient running of the company.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The roads are not conducive to big lorries coming back and forth.’
    • ‘I didn't really find the atmosphere at school conducive to learning and wanted to carry on studying once I left.’
    • ‘This kind of pessimism about human nature is not usually conducive to alertness to humorous possibilities.’
    good for, helpful to, instrumental in, calculated to produce, productive of, useful for
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Mid 17th century: from conduce, on the pattern of words such as conductive.