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Feb 3, 2009
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Words from Darwin and Lincoln

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propinquity
conduce
interdict
sanguine
irascible

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with Anu Garg

conduce

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhn-DOOS, -DYOOS)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To lead to or contribute to a particular result.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin conducere (to lead, bring together), from com- (together) + ducere (to lead). Ultimately from the Indo-European root deuk- (to lead) that led to other words such as duke, conduct, educate, duct, wanton, and tug.

USAGE:
"We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us."
Abraham Lincoln; Lyceum Address; Jan 27, 1838.

See more usage examples of conduce in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. -Michael Pollan, author, journalism professor (b. 1955)

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