Conduce 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. [1913 Webster]

He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: To contribute; aid; assist; tend; subserve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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