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conduct

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of conduct

  1. 1 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something the President was happy to leave the conduct of foreign affairs to his secretary of state Synonyms of conduct administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervision Words Related to conduct generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement

  2. 2 the way or manner in which one conducts oneself a child who has often been scolded for poor conduct in public Synonyms of conduct actions, address, bearing, comportment, behavior, demeanor, deportment, geste (also gest) [archaic]Words Related to conduct etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; p's and q's; amenity, civility, courtesy, decorum, politeness; air, attitude, carriage, poise, pose, posture, presence; aspect, look, mien; formality, protocol, rules; custom, habit, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, wont; convention, fashion, form, mode, style; affectation, attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; distinctiveness, oddity, peculiarity, singularity, strangeness, uniqueness, weirdness


conduct

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conduct

  1. 1 to look after and make decisions about the company's president continues to conduct the everyday affairs of the software firm he founded many years ago Synonyms of conduct administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tend Words Related to conduct care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage Phrases watch over

  2. 2 to cause to move to a central point or along a restricted pathway the gutter conducts water to the curb, thus protecting the house's basement Synonyms of conduct canalize, channelize, channel, direct, funnel, pipe, siphon (also syphon)Words Related to conduct carry, convey, transmit; concentrate, consolidate, focus

  3. 3 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way conducted themselves at the party like perfect ladies and gentlemen Synonyms of conduct acquit, bear, carry, comport, behave, demean, deport, quitWords Related to conduct check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, playNear Antonyms of conduct act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct

  4. 4 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front a job conducting tourists through the historical museum Synonyms of conduct lead, direct, guide, marshal (also marshall), pilot, route, show, steer, usherWords Related to conduct precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms of conduct dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms of conduct follow, trail

  5. 5 to cause (something) to pass from one to another a material that conducts heat quite efficiently Synonyms of conduct communicate, convey, give, impart, spread, transfer, transfuse, transmitWords Related to conduct deliver, hand over, surrender, turn over; broadcast, diffuse, disseminate, propagate; hand down, hand on; contaminate, infect, poisonNear Antonyms of conduct catch, come down (with), contract

Synonym Discussion of conduct

conduct, manage, control, direct mean to use one's powers to lead, guide, or dominate. conduct implies taking responsibility for the acts and achievements of a group.
    • conducted negotiations
manage implies direct handling and manipulating or maneuvering toward a desired result.
    • manages a meat market
control implies a regulating or restraining in order to keep within bounds or on a course.
    • controlling his appetite
direct implies constant guiding and regulating so as to achieve smooth operation.
    • directs the store's day-to-day business

synonyms see in addition behave



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