Conduct vs Administration - What's the difference?

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Conduct is a synonym of administration.

As nouns the difference between conduct and administration

is that conduct is the act or method of controlling or directing while administration is (uncountable) the act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.

As a verb conduct

is (archaic|transitive) to lead, or guide; to escort.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • The act or method of controlling or directing
  • * 1785 , (William Paley), The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
  • 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.
  • * Ld. Brougham
  • the conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs
  • Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
  • Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - .
  • * Robertson
  • with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct , that his forces were totally routed.
  • The manner of guiding or carrying oneself; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
  • Good conduct''' will be rewarded and likewise poor '''conduct will be punished.
  • * Macaulay
  • All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury.
  • * Dryden
  • What in the conduct of our life appears / So well designed, so luckily begun, / But when we have our wish, we wish undone?
  • (of a literary work) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
  • * Macaulay
  • the book of Job, in conduct and diction
  • (obsolete) Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • I will be your conduct .
  • * Shakespeare
  • In my conduct shall your ladies come.
  • That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 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


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To lead, or guide; to escort.
  • * 1634 , (John Milton),
  • I can conduct you, lady, to a low / But loyal cottage, where you may be safe.
  • To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on.
  • to conduct the affairs of a kingdom
  • *
  • Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege.
  • (reflexively to conduct oneself ) To behave.
  • He conducted himself well.
  • To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
  • * {{quote-news
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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
  • 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.
  • To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
  • To carry out (something organized)
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 11 , author= , title=Fugro, Royal Philips Electronics: Benelux Equity Preview , work=San Fransisco Chronicle citation , page= , passage=The world's largest surveyor of deepwater oil fields won a contract to conduct a survey of the French Gulf of Lion to map sand reserves.}}


    * (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


    * English heteronyms



  • (uncountable) The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.
  • (countable) A body that administers; the executive part of government; the persons collectively who are entrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain.
  • Successive US administrations have had similar Middle East policies.
  • (uncountable) The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation.
  • ''the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.
  • (uncountable, business) Management.
  • (uncountable, legal, UK) An arrangement whereby an insolvent company can continue trading under supervision.
  • The company went into voluntary administration last week.


    * supervision, conduct, management, regulation, organization, governing


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