Con*duce" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conduced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Conducing.] [L. conducere to bring together, conduce, hire; con- + ducere to lead. See Duke and cf. Conduct, n., Cond.]

To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or toward.

He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both. Macaulay.

The reasons you allege do more conduce To the hot passion of distemper'd blood. Shak.

Syn. -- To contribute; aid; assist; tend; subserve.

 

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Con*duce", v. t.

To conduct; to lead; to guide.

[Obs.]

He was sent to conduce hither the princess. Sir H. Wotton.

 

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