Definition of conducive
: tending to promote or assist an atmosphere conducive to education
Examples of conducive in a Sentence
… air-conditioner cooling towers on the roof provided a conducive summertime abode, from which the germs circulated throughout the edifice in a fine infectious mist. —Wayne Biddle, A Field Guide to Germs, 1995
To the extent to which the political realm is more conducive to rational choice, compared with the social realm which is governed by material and economic concerns, it is in politics that the potentiality for freedom lies. —Gertrude Himmelfarb, The New History and the Old, 1987
It was a hard time, and not conducive to obedience and warmth, and fairly soon I was tucked into a kindly concentration camp for budding Christians … —M. F. K. Fisher, Journal of Gastronomy, Summer 1984
The small hat of woven green plastic raffia, the jazzy short-sleeved shirt (fundamentally orange), the pale blue shorts, were not garments conducive to dignity. —A. N. Wilson, Scandal or Priscilla's Kindness, 1983
the claim that the state's long-standing antitax attitude is conducive to entrepreneurship
the noisy environment of the dorms was not very conducive to studying
Recent Examples of conducive from the Web
TIFs should be used to spur economic development when the conditions are not conducive to development.
The Senate should be a place more conducive to the Ryan-McConnell approach, given the more moderate, pragmatic membership of the upper chamber.
Our summers and winters are both conducive to diseases that thrive in boiling, wet weather.
Officials said the heavy winter rains created significant growth of vegetation and the hot, dry conditions are conducive to easily igniting fires that could spread rapidly.
With India's independence, British settlers began returning to England, Israel came into being in May 1948, and the fledgling Indian government's Socialist policies were perceived as not being conducive to business.
That's serious time, and very conducive to deal-making.
Critically, either dimension alone is not conducive to high performance.
High vulnerability is also not conducive to high performance.
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Did You Know?
Something conducive "leads to" a desirable result. A cozy living room may be conducive to relaxed conversation, just as a boardroom may be conducive to more intense discussions. Particular tax policies are often conducive to savings and investment, whereas others are conducive to consumer spending. Notice that conducive is almost always followed by to.
CONDUCIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conducive for English Language Learners
: making it easy, possible, or likely for something to happen or exist
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