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
The coaching lifestyle in the NBA is not conducive to healthy living.
Janus, who is retiring to spend more time with her grandchildren, said driving a school bus is a job totally conducive to raising a family.
Every staff member is helpful and cheery, creating an environment conducive for the beginner biker.
There is little to no alcohol, as that's not conducive to running 100-plus miles.
For example, a 10-degree drop in April — the difference between 50 and 60 degrees — has more of an impact on beer-conducive outdoor activities than a 10-degree difference in July, Uhrich said.
The home lives of many children is not conducive to educational success.
With aromatase activity curtailed, extra testosterone snuck through and bathed the mouse fetuses in a PCOS-conducive environment.
This does some things well but, like all webmail interfaces (to me at least), isn't nearly as conducive to a good bit of spring cleaning as an actual desktop application.
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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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