I. conduct con‧duct 1 [kənˈdʌkt] verb [transitive]
1. to manage or organize something:

• In future, Mr O'Reilly will conduct his business within the rules and regulations.

• The Special Fund may, in his name, conduct legal transactions and finalise contractual issues.

2. to carry out an activity or process in order to obtain information or prove facts:

• The European Parliament had asked its legal affairs committee to conduct an investigation into the case.

3. conduct yourself formal to behave in a particular way, especially in a situation where other people judge your behaviour:

• Members of staff should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner when dealing with customers.

  [m0] II. conduct con‧duct 2 [ˈkɒndʌkt ǁ ˈkɑːn-] noun [uncountable]
1. the way in which a person behaves:

• It was claimed that the company had engaged in anti-competitive conduct.

ˌcode of ˈconduct also ˌcode of ˈpractice COMMERCE
a set of rules that employees, companies, or professional people agree to follow in the way they behave and do business:

• Companies wishing to join the PC Direct Marketers' Association will have to abide by a code of conduct.

• a code of practice for sales staff

2. the way in which something is managed or organized:

• There has been a huge change in the conduct of monetary policy.

• rules governing the conduct of shareholder meetings

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conduct UK US /kənˈdʌkt/ verb [T]
to do something, or make something happen: »

We seek to conduct business in an ethical manner.


Staff meetings were conducted in various locations.


In February, he resigned from the board after regulators barred him from conducting securities transactions for four months.

to organize a particular activity in order to find out or prove facts: conduct a poll/study/survey »

They conducted a survey to find out what type of technical support customers might want.


Much of what is known about career management systems is based on the research conducted in western countries.


Tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday showed asbestos in unacceptable levels in soil and debris at the site.

conduct yourself — Cf. conduct yourself
conduct UK US /ˈkɒndʌkt/ noun [U]
the way in which a business or an activity is organized: »

The report asks many questions about the day-to-day conduct of the industry's affairs.


All registered brokers or dealers that use computers in the conduct of their business are subject to the requirements of this rule.

the particular way in which someone behaves: »

The report found that his treatment of his staff was ""inconsistent with the high standard of conduct expected of senior executives"".


The coalition adopted a voluntary code of ethics and standards for business conduct.

See also CODE OF CONDUCT(Cf. ↑code of conduct)

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