1 noun [{{t}}'kɒndʌkt]
(a) (behaviour) conduite f, comportement m (towards sb à l'égard de ou avec ou envers qn);
bad/good conduct mauvaise/bonne conduite f;
her conduct towards me son comportement envers moi ou à mon égard
(b) (handling → of business, negotiations) conduite f;
the lawyer's conduct of the case la manière dont l'avocat a mené l'affaire
2 transitive verb [{{t}}kən'dʌkt]
(a) (manage, carry out → business, operations, religious service) diriger; (→ campaign, survey) mener; (→ inquiry) conduire, mener; (→ experiment) effectuer;
this is not the way to conduct negotiations ce n'est pas ainsi qu'on négocie;
{{}}Law{{}} who is conducting your case? qui assure votre défense?;
{{}}Law{{}} to conduct one's own case plaider soi-même sa cause
(b) (guide) conduire, mener;
the director conducted us through the factory le directeur nous a fait visiter l'usine
(c) (behave)
to conduct oneself se conduire, se comporter
(d) (musicians, music) diriger;
Bernstein will be conducting the orchestra l'orchestre sera (placé) sous la direction de Bernstein
(e) {{}}Electricity{{}} & {{}}Physics{{}} (transmit) conduire, être conducteur de;
water conducts electricity l'eau est conductrice d'électricité
3 intransitive verb
[{{t}}kən'dʌkt] {{}}Music{{}} diriger; (work as conductor) être chef d'orchestre;
who's conducting? qui est le chef d'orchestre?, qui dirige?
►► {{}}School{{}} conduct report rapport m (sur la conduite d'un élève);
{{}}Military{{}} conduct sheet feuille f ou certificat m de conduite

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