conduce

[kuh n-doos, -dyoos] /kənˈdus, -ˈdyus/
verb (used without object), conduced, conducing.
1.
to lead or contribute to a result (usually followed by to or toward):
"qualities that conduce to success."
Origin
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin condūcere to lead, bring together, equivalent to con- con- + dūcere to lead, akin to dux (see duke) and to tow1, tug
Related forms
conducer, noun
conducible, adjective
unconducing, adjective
Antonyms
hinder.
British Dictionary definitions for unconducing
conduce (kənˈdjuːs)
 
vb (foll by to)
to lead or contribute (to a result)
 
[C15: from Latin condūcere to lead together, from com- together + dūcere to lead]
 
con'ducer
 
n
 
con'ducible
 
adj
 
con'ducingly
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for unconducing
conduce
c.1400, from L. conducere "to lead or bring together, contribute, serve," from com- "together" + ducere "to lead" (see duke).
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