con·duct /kənˈdəkt , ˈkɑnˌdəkt/ 及物動詞
Con·duct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducting.]
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.
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, 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.]
n 1: manner of acting or conducting yourself [syn: behavior, behaviour,
2: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward
other people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour,
v 1: direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct
business like this" [syn: carry on, deal]
2: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an
orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for
years" [syn: lead, direct]
3: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he
bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves
well during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit,
bear, deport, comport, carry]
4: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound
carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound";
"Many metals conduct heat" [syn: transmit, convey, carry,
5: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can
you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to
the palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, guide]
6: lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted
Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct