conduce

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English[edit]

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From Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead together; contribute to something by being useful), from con + dūcō (lead).

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conduce (third-person singular simple present conduces, present participle conducing, simple past and past participle conduced)

  1. To contribute or lead to a specific result.
    • Macaulay
      He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 85:
      There was thus a strong tendency to assume that obedience to God's commandments could conduce to prosperity and safety.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 343:
      Anecdotes aside, many historians are skeptical that trade, as a general rule, conduces to peace.

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Italian[edit]

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conduce

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of condurre

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Latin[edit]

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condūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of condūcō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead, bring or draw together), from con + dūcō (lead), based on the conjugation of duce.

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a conduce (third-person singular present conduce, past participle condus3rd conj.

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to drive, to conduct
  2. to lead, direct, rule
  3. to drive a vehicle
    Tu conduci prea repede. Mergi un pic mai încet.
    You drive too fast. Go a little slower.

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Spanish[edit]

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conduce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of conducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of conducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of conducir.