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 for conduct
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conduct \Con*duct"\ (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Conducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducting.] [See Conduct,
     1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.
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              I can conduct you, lady, to a low
              But loyal cottage, where you may be safe. --Milton.
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     2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry
        on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.
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              Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege.
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     3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself
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     4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit,
        as heat, light, electricity, etc.
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     5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a
        musical composition.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conduct \Con"duct\ (k[o^]n"d[u^]kt), n. [LL. conductus defense,
     escort, fr. L. conductus, p. p. of conducere. See Conduce,
     and cf. Conduit.]
     1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
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              Christianity has humanized the conduct of war.
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              The conduct of the state, the administration of its
              affairs.                              --Ld.
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     2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
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              Conduct of armies is a prince's art.  --Waller.
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              Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity,
              but with so little conduct, that his forces were
              totally routed.                       --Robertson.
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     3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic]
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              I will be your conduct.               --B. Jonson.
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              In my conduct shall your ladies come. --Shak.
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     4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a
        conduit; an instrument. [Obs.]
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              Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. --Shak.
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     5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal
        deportment; mode of action; behavior.
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              All these difficulties were increased by the conduct
              of Shrewsbury.                        --Macaulay.
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              What in the conduct of our life appears
              So well designed, so luckily begun,
              But when we have our wish, we wish undone? --Dryden.
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     6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
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              The book of Job, in conduct and diction. --Macaulay.
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     Conduct money (Naut.), a portion of a seaman's wages
        retained till the end of his engagement, and paid over
        only if his conduct has been satisfactory.
     Syn: Behavior; carriage; deportment; demeanor; bearing;
          management; guidance. See Behavior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conduct \Con*duct"\, v. i.
     1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to
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     2. To conduct one's self; to behave. [U. S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: manner of acting or controlling yourself [syn: behavior,
           behaviour, conduct, doings]
      2: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other
         people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior,
         behaviour, conduct, deportment]
      v 1: direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot
           conduct business like this" [syn: conduct, carry on,
      2: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an
         orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for
         years" [syn: conduct, lead, direct]
      3: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he
         bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well
         during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit,
         bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry]
      4: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you
         take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the
         palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, conduct, guide]
      5: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound
         carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound";
         "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: impart, conduct,
         transmit, convey, carry, channel]
      6: lead musicians in the performance of; "Bernstein conducted
         Mahler like no other conductor"; "she cannot conduct modern

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  249 Moby Thesaurus words for "conduct":
     accomplish, accomplishment, achievement, acquit, act, action,
     actions, activity, acts, address, administer, administration,
     affectation, agency, air, arrange, attend, attitude, authority,
     be responsible for, bear, bearing, behave, behavior,
     behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, bring,
     call the signals, canalize, captain, care, carriage, carry,
     carry on, carry out, carry through, channel, channelize, chaperon,
     charge, command, commission, companion, company, complete,
     completion, comport, comportment, conduct to, control, convey,
     convoy, cope with, culture pattern, custom, deal with, demean,
     demeanor, deport, deportment, direct, direct to, direction,
     discharge, dispatch, dispose of, do, doing, doings, drive, driving,
     effectuation, employ, enact, enactment, engage in, engineer,
     escort, esquire, execute, execution, exercise, fly, folkway,
     follow, freight, functioning, funnel, gestures, go in for, go on,
     goings-on, govern, governance, government, guard, guidance, guide,
     guise, handle, handling, head, head up, husbandry, implementation,
     intendance, keep, keep up, lead, lead on, lead to, leadership,
     leading, lift, lug, maintien, make, make go, make the rules,
     manage, management, managery, managing, maneuver, manhandle,
     manipulate, manipulation, manner, manners, marshal, mastermind,
     method, methodology, methods, mien, modus vivendi, motions,
     movements, moves, observable behavior, occupation, officer,
     operancy, operate, operation, ordain, order, ordering, oversee,
     pack, pattern, perform, perform on, performance, performing,
     perpetration, pilot, pilotage, pipe, play, point out to,
     point the way, poise, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis,
     prescribe, presence, procedure, proceeding, prosecute,
     pull the strings, pursue, put right, put through, quarterback,
     quit, regulate, regulation, remove, responsibility, route, rule,
     run, running, see, see to, separate, set right, set straight,
     shepherd, show, show the way, siphon, skipper, social science,
     specialize in, squire, stance, steer, steerage, steering, style,
     superintendence, superintendency, supervise, supervision, tackle,
     tactics, take, take away, take care of, take command, take on,
     take out, take the lead, take to, take up, the conn, the helm,
     the wheel, tone, tote, traject, transact, transaction, transmit,
     transport, trench, undertake, use, usher, waft, wage, wait on, way,
     way of life, ways, whisk, wield the baton, wing, withdraw, work,
     work at, working, workings

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONDUCT, law of nations. This term is used in the phrase safe conduct, to 
  signify the security given, by authority of the government, under the great 
  seal, to a stranger, for his quietly coming into and passing out of the 
  territories over which it has jurisdiction. A safe conduct differs from a 
  passport; the former is given to enemies, the latter to friends or citizens. 

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