conducive

adjective con·du·cive \ kən-ˈdü-siv , -ˈdyü- \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of conducive

: tending to promote or assist
  • an atmosphere conducive to education

conduciveness

noun

Examples of conducive in a Sentence

  1. … 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 BiddleA Field Guide to Germs1995
  2. 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 HimmelfarbThe New History and the Old1987
  3. 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. FisherJournal of GastronomySummer 1984
  4. 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. WilsonScandal or Priscilla's Kindness1983
  5. the claim that the state's long-standing antitax attitude is conducive to entrepreneurship

  6. the noisy environment of the dorms was not very conducive to studying

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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.

Origin and Etymology of conducive


CONDUCIVE Defined for English Language Learners

conducive

adjective

Definition of conducive for English Language Learners

  • : making it easy, possible, or likely for something to happen or exist



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