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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·duce v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conduced p. pr. & vb. n. Conducing.]  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.