from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To contribute or lead to a specific result: "The quiet conduces to thinking about the darkening future” ( George F. Will).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To contribute or lead to a specific result.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or toward.
- transitive v. To conduct; to lead; to guide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lead; conduct.
- To bring about.
- To aid in or contribute toward bringing about a result; lead or tend: followed by an infinitive, or a noun preceded by to: as, temperance and exercise conduce to good, health.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be conducive to
Latin condūcere : com-, com- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō ("lead together; contribute to something by being useful"), from con + dūcō ("lead"). (Wiktionary)