conduce

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English[edit]

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Borrowing 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. (intransitive) To contribute or lead to a specific result.
    • 1655, Inigo Jones, Stone-Heng Restored, London: Daniel Pakeman et al., p. 96,[1]
      [] if Mythologie, and not demonstrative reasons were to be fixt upon in matters of Architecture, the former conceptions might be some ground to frame conjectures Stoneheng sacred to Pan. But, Architecture depending upon demonstration, not fancy, the fictions of Mythologists are not further to be embraced, then as not impertinently conducing to prove reall truths.
    • First, then, we warn thee not too hastily to condemn any of the incidents in this our history as impertinent and foreign to our main design, because thou dost not immediately conceive in what manner such incident may conduce to that design.
    • 1855, Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, Volume 3, Chapter 13, pp. 262-263,[2]
      He had observed, he said, with great satisfaction that many of the Scottish nobility and gentry with whom he had conferred in London were inclined to a union of the two British kingdoms. He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in 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]

Verb[edit]

conduce

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of condurre

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

condūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of condūcō

Noun[edit]

conduce

  1. ablative singular of condux

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. Cf. also French conduire.

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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.