The act or method of controlling or directing
* 1785 , (William Paley), The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
* Ld. Brougham
- There are other restrictions imposed upon the conduct of war, not by the law of nature primarily, but by the laws of war first, and by the law of nature as seconding and ratifying the laws of war.
Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
- the conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs
- Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - .
The manner of guiding or carrying oneself; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
- with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct , that his forces were totally routed.
- Good conduct''' will be rewarded and likewise poor '''conduct will be punished.
- All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury.
(of a literary work) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
- What in the conduct of our life appears / So well designed, so luckily begun, / But when we have our wish, we wish undone?
(obsolete) Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
* Ben Jonson
- the book of Job, in conduct and diction
- I will be your conduct .
That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
- In my conduct shall your ladies come.
- although thou hast been conduct of my chame
* (act or method of controlling or directing ) control, guidance, management
* (manner of guiding or carrying one's self ): bearing, behavior/behaviour, deportment, demeanor/demeanour,
* (plot of a literary work) action, plot, storyline
(archaic) To lead, or guide; to escort.
* 1634 , (John Milton),
To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on.
- I can conduct you, lady, to a low / But loyal cottage, where you may be safe.
- to conduct the affairs of a kingdom
(reflexively to conduct oneself ) To behave.
- Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege.
To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
- He conducted himself well.
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(music) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
* 2006 , Michael R. Waters with Mark Long and William Dickens, Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne
To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
To carry out (something organized)
- For a while, Walter Pohlmann, a well-known German conductor, conducted' the orchestra in Compound 3. Later, Willi Mets, who had '''conducted''' the world-renowned Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, ' conducted the Compound 3 orchestra.
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* (lead or guide) accompany, escort, guide, lead, steer, belead
* (direct) direct, lead, manage, oversee, run, supervise, belead
* act, behave, carry on
* (to serve as a medium for conveying) carry, convey, transmit
* acquite (archaic)
To declare or find not guilty; innocent.
To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge.
* 1775 , , The Duenna
- The jury acquitted the prisoner ''of'' the charge.
* 1837 , , “Lord Bacon” in The Edinburgh Review , July 1837
- His poverty, can you acquit him of that?
(obsolete, rare) To pay for; to atone for
* , line 1071
- If he [Bacon] was convicted, it was because it was impossible to acquit him without offering the grossest outrage to justice and common sense.
To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
* , 1200
- Till life to death acquit my forced offence.
* 1640 , , Tasso
- ‘Aquyte him wel, for goddes love,’ quod he;
* 1836 , , Orations I-382
- Midst foes (as champion of the faith) he ment / That palme or cypress should his painees acquite .
* 1844 , ” in Essays: second series
- I admit it to be not so much the duty as the privilege of an American citizen to acquit this obligation to the memory of his fathers with discretion and generosity.
(reflexive) To clear one’s self.
* , III-ii
- We see young men who owe us a new world, so readily and lavishly they promise, but they never acquit the debt; they die young and dodge the account: or if they live, they lose themselves in the crowd.
(reflexive) To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part.
- Pray God he may acquit him of suspicion!
- The soldier acquitted himself well in battle.
* November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, "
- The orator acquitted himself very poorly.
Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
* 1766 , , The vicar of Wakefield , xiv
- Van Gaal responded by replacing Adnan Januzaj with Carrick and, in fairness, the emergency centre-half did exceedingly well given that he has not played since May. McNair also acquitted himself well after Rojo was injured sliding into a challenge with Martín Demichelis
(obsolete) To release, set free, rescue.
* , I-vii-52
- Though this was one of the first mercantile transactions of my life, yet I had no doubt about acquitting myself with reputation.
* , I-iii
- Till I have acquit your captive Knight.
- I am glad I am so acquit of this tinder box.
* acquital, acquittal
* (to declare innocent) condemn, convict