conduce

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verb con·duce \ kən-ˈdüs , -ˈdyüs \

Definition of conduce

conduced; conducing
intransitive verb
:to lead or tend to a particular and often desirable result :contribute

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Origin and Etymology of conduce

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


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