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Meaning of CONDUCE

Pronunciation:  kun'doos

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
 

CONDUCE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: contribute, lead
 
 See Also: advance, boost, encourage, further, promote

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*duce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conduced}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Conducing}.] [L. conducere to bring together,
    conduce, hire; con- + ducere to lead. See {Duke} and cf.
    Conduct, n., {Cond}.]
    To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or
    desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or
    toward.
    
          He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to
          the happiness of both.                   --Macaulay.
    
          The reasons you allege do more conduce To the hot
          passion of distemper'd blood.            --Shak.
    
    Syn: To contribute; aid; assist; tend; subserve.
    
    
  2. \Con*duce"\, v. t.
    To conduct; to lead; to guide. [Obs.]
    
          He was sent to conduce hither the princess. --Sir H.
                                                   Wotton.
    
    
 

 

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