English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'conduct'

(verb) 
Definition
to carry out
I decided to conduct an experiment.
Synonyms
carry out
,
run
His father ran a prosperous business.
,
control
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
,
manage
Within two years, he was managing the store.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
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handle
She handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
, ,
govern
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
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regulate
a powerful body to regulate the stock market
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administer
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
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supervise
One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
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preside over
(verb) 
Definition
to transmit (heat or electricity)
Water conducts heat faster than air.
Synonyms
transmit
mosquitoes that transmit disease to humans
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carry
He carried the plate through to the dining room.
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spread
Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
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pass on
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convey
They borrowed our boats to convey themselves across the river.
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diffuse
Our aim is to diffuse new ideas obtained from elsewhere.
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impart
the ability to impart knowledge and command respect
(verb) 
Definition
to accompany and guide (people or a party)
He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
Synonyms
accompany
Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
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lead
He led him into the house.
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escort
I escorted him to the door.
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guide
She took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
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attend
horse-drawn coaches attended by liveried footmen
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steer
Nick steered them into the nearest seats.
, ,
usher
They were quickly ushered away.
,
pilot
Local fishermen piloted the boats.
(noun) 
Definition
the management or handling of an activity or business
Also up for discussion will be the conduct of free and fair elections.
Synonyms
management
the responsibility for its day-to-day management
,
running
in charge of the day-to-day running of the party
,
control
The first aim of his government would be to establish control over the republic's territory.
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handling
The family has criticized the military's handling of the affair.
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administration
Standards in the administration of justice have degenerated.
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direction
The house was built under the direction of his partner.
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leadership
What most people want to see is determined, decisive action and firm leadership.
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organization
the work that goes into the organization of this event
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guidance
They improve their performance under the guidance of professional coaches.
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supervision
First-time licence holders have to work under supervision.
(noun) 
Definition
behaviour
Other people judge you by your conduct.
Synonyms
behaviour
He was asked to explain his extraordinary behaviour.
,
ways
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bearing
She later wrote warmly of his bearing and behaviour.
,
attitude
He has a gentle attitude.
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manners
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carriage
Her legs were long and fine, her hips slender, her carriage graceful.
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demeanour
He was nicknamed ‘the Sergeant Major’ for his military demeanour.
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deportment
Deportment and poise were considered important for young ladies.
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mien (literary)
his mild manner and aristocratic mien
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comportment

phrasal verb

See conduct yourself

Additional synonyms

in the sense of administer
Definition
to manage (an organization or estate)
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Synonyms
run,
preside over,
be in charge of,
in the sense of administration
Definition
management of the affairs of an organization
Standards in the administration of justice have degenerated.
in the sense of attend
horse-drawn coaches attended by liveried footmen
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