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 2017 hurricane season was record-shattering, fueled by abnormally warm ocean water and a particularly conducive weather pattern over the Atlantic.
The ball used to be rounder and, thus, more conducive to being dropped on the ground and kicked.
Obviously this can all change, but multiple computer models are indicating the way the atmosphere will unfold over the next five days is conducive to a significant rain event sometime within 24 hours of the Marathon.
Klotzbach attributed the inaccurate forecast to a belief among scientists that an El Niño would develop, as well as unusually cool ocean temperatures, which are not conducive to the growth of hurricanes.
The study indicated that Commerce Park's problems included building obsolescence, a need for coordinated parking, and multiple ownership of long and narrow properties, which was not conducive to redevelopment for new uses.
Attempting to fill that gap, the authors argue that supply-side policies will often be more conducive to building public support.
The aging building on Garfield was not conducive for office space, inefficient to operate, and faced long-term costly maintenance issues.
To them, Kaepernick is of backup-caliber, and many believe his unconventional style of play is not conducive to coming off the bench.
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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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