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conduct

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of conduct

  1. 1 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something <the President was happy to leave the conduct of foreign affairs to his secretary of state> Synonyms administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervision Related Words generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement

  2. 2 the way or manner in which one conducts oneself <a child who has often been scolded for poor conduct in public> Synonyms actions, address, bearing, comportment, behavior, demeanor, deportment, geste (also gest) [archaic]Related Words etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; p's and q's; amenity, civility, courtesy, decorum, politeness; air, attitude, carriage, poise, pose, posture, presence; aspect, look, mien; formality, protocol, rules; custom, habit, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, wont; convention, fashion, form, mode, style; affectation, attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; distinctiveness, oddity, peculiarity, singularity, strangeness, uniqueness, weirdness




conduct

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conduct

  1. 1 to look after and make decisions about <the company's president continues to conduct the everyday affairs of the software firm he founded many years ago> Synonyms administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tend Related Words care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage Phrases watch over

  2. 2 to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway <the gutter conducts water to the curb, thus protecting the house's basement> Synonyms canalize, channelize, channel, direct, funnel, pipe, siphon (also syphon)Related Words carry, convey, transmit; concentrate, consolidate, focus

  3. 3 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way <conducted themselves at the party like perfect ladies and gentlemen> Synonyms acquit, bear, carry, comport, behave, demean, deport, quitRelated Words check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, playNear Antonyms act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct

  4. 4 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front <a job conducting tourists through the historical museum> Synonyms lead, direct, guide, marshal (also marshall), pilot, route, show, steer, usherRelated Words precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms follow, trail

  5. 5 to cause (something) to pass from one to another <a material that conducts heat quite efficiently> Synonyms communicate, convey, give, impart, spread, transfer, transfuse, transmitRelated Words deliver, hand over, surrender, turn over; broadcast, diffuse, disseminate, propagate; hand down, hand on; contaminate, infect, poisonNear Antonyms catch, come down (with), contract





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