conduct etymology

English word conduct comes from Latin ducere ("be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".), Latin con-, Latin con

Detailed word origin of conduct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ducere Latin (lat) "be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
con Latin (lat)
duce Romanian (ron) (intransitive) to lead, to go. (reflexive, with accusative) to go. (reflexive, with accusative; figuratively) to die. (transitive) to carry, to lead Duke.
conduco Latin (lat) (intransitive) I am conducive to, contribute to something by being useful, I am of use or profitable, serve.. (transitive) I connect, join, unite; close up; coagulate.. (transitive) I hire, rent, employ, take on lease, undertake; farm; bribe.. (transitive) I lead, bring or draw together; assemble, collect.
conductus Latin (lat)
conductus Late Latin (LL)
conduct English (eng) (obsolete) Convoy; escort; guard; guide.. (of a literary work) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.. The act or method of controlling or directing. The manner of guiding or carrying oneself; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. (archaic, [...]

Words with the same origin as conduct

Descendants of ducere
abduction douche educate seduce
Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common competition complete concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right
Descendants of con
cognitive commerce commercial deduction invite quaint