Conducive means tending to cause or produce something. Regular exercise is conducive to happiness and a feeling of well-being.

This adjective is usually followed by the preposition to, and it refers to bringing about something favorable or helpful: A positive attitude is conducive to good health. Conducive was formed in English from the less common verb conduce “to lead or contribute to a result.” The verb conduce descends from Middle English conducen, from Latin conducere, from the prefix com- “together” plus ducere “to lead.” And the suffix –ive means “tending to.”

Definitions of conducive
  1. adjective

    tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

    “working conditions are not
    conducive to productivity”
    contributing, contributive, contributory, tributary


    producing an effect

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