The police are conducting an investigation into last week's robbery.
I like the way the company conducts business.
The magazine conducted a survey.
Who will be conducting the meeting?
The committee is expected to conduct hearings in May.
He conducts the choir with great skill and emotion. conducting the music of Mozart
Our guide slowly conducted us through the museum.
Our guide conducted us along the path. Noun
A panel investigated her conduct and she was subsequently fired.
the President was happy to leave the conduct of foreign affairs to his secretary of state See More
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Republicans have called the Democratic probe politically motivated and are unlikely to conduct any investigation into Mr. Trump’s tax filings.
Jess Bravin And Richard Rubin, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 But former officials say the best way to ensure the outcome is seen as above reproach is to conduct a by-the-book investigation showing no special favor or ill treatment because of Trump’s former high office.
Eric Tucker, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Nov. 2022 The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been asked by the township to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting.
Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 2 Nov. 2022 His government vowed to conduct a thorough investigation into the disaster, the country's deadliest in years.
Stella Kim, NBC News, 31 Oct. 2022 Hicks ordered Rossi to conduct a full investigation.
Todd Wallack, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Oct. 2022 After Fiers' claims were published in The Atlantic, the MLB decided to conduct its own investigation that spanned from 2016 to 2020.
Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2022 Sources with knowledge told The Tribune an outside mediator was brought in to conduct an investigation and help craft the settlement agreement.
Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Oct. 2022 Metro denied the claims and launched an internal investigation, hiring a law firm to conduct an independent investigation.
Justin George, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2022
Deshaun Watson will be officially reinstated from his 11-game suspension under the NFL’s personal conduct this afternoon, league spokesman Brian McCarthy tells cleveland.com.cleveland, 28 Nov. 2022 Wright has been critical in social media posts of the county's conduct and advocated for Republican candidates who were on the 2022 ballot, bringing into question her ability to impartially investigate election procedures.
Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic, 28 Nov. 2022 His brazen and sometimes bizarre conduct went mostly unchecked until May, when Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German exposed allegations about Telles at the Clark County Public Administrator’s Office.oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2022 The tweet violates Twitter's rules against hateful conduct, according to the company response posted by the group.
Will Carless, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2022 Two men were arrested and charged with felony deadly conduct in the days after the shooting.
Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 24 Nov. 2022 The judge dismissed the case entirely due to the prosecutors’ conduct.
Elizabeth Findell, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Jones and his lawyers’ courtroom conduct has also exposed Jones to a host of new legal troubles including possible sanctions, allegations of perjury and an investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, The Associated Press reported.
Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 22 Nov. 2022 Nor does the earlier district attorney’s conduct reflect well on the criminal-justice system.
Jesse Barron, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English conducten "to guide, direct," borrowed from Latin conductus, past participle of condūcere "to bring together, join, hire, be of advantage, be conducive (to)" (Medieval Latin also "to lead, escort, provide a channel for [water]") — more at conduce
Middle English also used in the same senses conduiten, with variants conduten, conditen, based on Anglo-French conduit, past participle of cunduire, conduire, going back to Latin condūcere; these forms were carried into Tudor English, but they largely expired by the seventeenth century. Compare conduit. See also note at conduce.
Middle English conduct, conducte "act of escorting," borrowed from Medieval Latin conductus "leadership, escort, retinue, hire, water channel," going back to Late Latin, "contract," from Latin condūcere "to bring together, join, hire, accept a contract for" (Medieval Latin also "to lead, escort, provide a channel for [water]") + -tus, suffix of action nouns — more at conduce
The noun conduct has been influenced in sense by its verbal counterpart conduct. Already in the sixteenth century the noun was used to mean "leadership, management" and "capability in leadership or management, aptitude for command." The more general sense "behavior in a particular situation" appears in the seventeenth century. The sense development is largely paralleled by the history of French conduite, a nominal derivative from the feminine past participle of conduire "to guide, escort"; see also conduit and the note at conduce.