conduct Definition

  • 1the manner in which a person behaves, especially in a particular place or situation
  • 2the way in which an organization or activity is managed or directed

Using conduct: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "conduct" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The teacher praised the student's conduct during the field trip.

  • Example

    The company's conduct towards its employees was unethical.

  • Example

    The conductor's conduct of the orchestra was masterful.

  • Example

    The athlete was disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct.

conduct Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using conduct

  • conduct oneself like a gentleman/lady

    behave politely and considerately


    Despite the heated argument, he conducted himself like a gentleman.

  • manage or direct a complex or large-scale operation or event


    The CEO conducted a symphony of mergers and acquisitions to expand the company's reach.

  • perform exceptionally well, often in a test or examination


    She conducted herself with flying colors in the final exam.

Phrases with conduct

  • behave in a particular way, especially in a public or formal situation


    He conducted himself with great dignity throughout the trial.

  • conduct business

    engage in commercial or professional dealings


    The company conducts business in over 50 countries.

  • carry out an official inquiry into a particular matter


    The police are conducting an investigation into the robbery.

Origins of conduct

from Latin 'conductus', meaning 'to lead or bring together'


Summary: conduct in Brief

The term 'conduct' [ˈkɒndʌkt] refers to the way a person behaves in a particular situation or how an organization or activity is managed. It can be used to describe good or bad behavior, as in 'The athlete was disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct,' or to denote management or direction, as in 'The company conducts business in over 50 countries.' 'Conduct' extends into phrases like 'conduct oneself' and idioms like 'conduct a symphony of something,' denoting the management of complex operations.

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