conduce

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verb con·duce \kən-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\

Definition of conduce

conduced

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conducing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to lead or tend to a particular and often desirable result :  contribute

Origin and Etymology of conduce

Middle English, to conduct, from Latin conducere to conduct, conduce, from com- + ducere to lead — more at tow


First Known Use: 1528

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