conduce

verb
con·​duce | \kən-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\
conduced; conducing

Definition of conduce 

intransitive verb

: to lead or tend to a particular and often desirable result : contribute

First Known Use of conduce

1528, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conduce

Middle English, to conduct, from Latin conducere to conduct, conduce, from com- + ducere to lead — more at tow entry 1

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