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[n] manner of acting or conducting yourself
[n] (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
[v] lead, as in the performance of a musical composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
[v] lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern pieces"
[v] take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
[v] transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
[v] direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
[v] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

Misc. Definitions

\Con"duct\ (k[o^]n"d[u^]kt), n. [LL. conductus defense, escort, fr. L. conductus, p. p. of conducere. See {Conduce}, and cf. {Conduit}.]
1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management. Christianity has humanized the conduct of war. --Paley. The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs. --Ld. Brougham.
2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship. Conduct of armies is a prince's art. --Waller. Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct, that his forces were totally routed. --Robertson.
3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic] I will be your conduct. --B. Jonson. In my conduct shall your ladies come. --Shak.
4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument. [Obs.] Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. --Shak.
5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury. --Macaulay. What in the conduct of our life appears So well designed, so luckily begun, But when we have our wish, we wish undone? --Dryden.
6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development. The book of Job, in conduct and diction. --Macaulay. {Conduct money} (Naut.), a portion of a seaman's wages retained till the end of his engagement, and paid over only if his conduct has been satisfactory. Syn: Behavior; carriage; deportment; demeanor; bearing; management; guidance. See {Behavior}.
\Con*duct"\ (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conducting}.] [See {Conduct}, n.]
1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend. I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage, where you may be safe. --Milton.
2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom. Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege. --Prescott.
3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well.
4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
\Con*duct"\, v. i.
1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
2. To conduct one's self; to behave. [U. S.]

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