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Dictionary definition for: Conduct

1. (n) manner of acting or conducting yourself

2. (v) direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"

3. (n) (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

4. (v) lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

5. (v) behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

6. (v) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water" "The airwaves carry the sound" "Many metals conduct heat"

7. (v) take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief" "can you take me to the main entrance?" "He conducted us to the palace"

8. (v) lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor" "she cannot conduct modern pieces"

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