What is conduct?

  • (verb): Direct the course of; manage or control.
    Example: "You cannot conduct business like this"
    Synonyms: carry on, deal
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "conduct":

  • (verb): Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
    Example: "Conduct an orchestra
    Synonyms: lead, direct
  • (verb): Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission.
    Example: "Many metals conduct heat"
    Synonyms: transmit, convey, carry, channel
  • (verb): Lead musicians in the performance of.
    Example: "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

Famous quotes containing the word conduct:

    Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    I had many problems in my conduct of the office being contrasted with President Kennedy’s conduct in the office, with my manner of dealing with things and his manner, with my accent and his accent, with my background and his background. He was a great public hero, and anything I did that someone didn’t approve of, they would always feel that President Kennedy wouldn’t have done that.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    It seems certain, that though a man, in a flush of humour, after intense reflection on the many contradictions and imperfections of human reason, may entirely renounce all belief and opinion, it is impossible for him to persevere in this total scepticism, or make it appear in his conduct for a few hours.
    David Hume (1711–1776)