conducive

adjective
con·​du·​cive | \ kən-ˈdü-siv How to pronounce conducive (audio) , -ˈdyü-\

Definition of conducive

: tending to promote or assist an atmosphere conducive to education

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Other Words from conducive

conduciveness noun

Synonyms for conducive

Synonyms

facilitative

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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.

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
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Yemen’s rainy season is particularly conducive to cholera outbreaks, and last year’s was particularly bad. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Is Tracking Disease Outbreaks From Space—And Trying To Prevent the Next One," 30 Aug. 2018 Conceived by the architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, the building was designed with natural lighting specifically conducive to drawings. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "The Menil Drawing Institute in Houston Will Open in November," 1 May 2018 While this latest Warriors landscape is hardly conducive to the kind of dominance that was a hallmark of their last playoff run, the prospect of perfection remains in play nonetheless. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Warriors' three-point parade buries Spurs in Game 2," 17 Apr. 2018 But, the game is, for the most part, played on turf fields and the equipment is conducive to colder temperatures. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Springer: Switch the high school seasons?," 14 Apr. 2018 Marjorie Nolan Cohn, a registered dietitian and nutrition director for Metro Behavioral Health Associates, an eating disorder treatment center in New York, points to the country's current food climate as conducive to cleansing. Courtney Rubin, Marie Claire, "Cleansing's Dirty Secret," 26 Apr. 2013 Besides giving Instagram another potential drawing card, longer clips are more conducive for video ads lasting from 30 seconds to one minute. Michael Liedtke, chicagotribune.com, "Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube," 21 June 2018 Typical winter weather isn't conducive for riding bikes outdoors, but the little ones could still get their cycling time thanks to this Fisher-Price offering. Adam Schubak, Good Housekeeping, "We Figured Out How You Can Buy All Your Christmas Gifts on a $500 Budget," 21 Nov. 2018 Besides giving Instagram another potential drawing card, longer clips are more conducive for video ads lasting from 30 seconds to one minute. Washington Post, "Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of conducive

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conducive

see conduce

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The first known use of conducive was in 1646

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conducive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of conducive

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

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