conduce vs contribute what difference

what is difference between conduce and contribute

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead together; contribute to something by being useful), from con- + dūcō (lead).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈdjuːs/
  • Rhymes: -uːs

Verb

conduce (third-person singular simple present conduces, present participle conducing, simple past and past participle conduced)

  1. (intransitive, formal) To contribute or lead to a specific result.
    • 1655, Inigo Jones, Stone-Heng Restored, London: Daniel Pakeman et al., p. 96,[1]
      [] if Mythologie, and not demonstrative reasons were to be fixt upon in matters of Architecture, the former conceptions might be some ground to frame conjectures Stoneheng sacred to Pan. But, Architecture depending upon demonstration, not fancy, the fictions of Mythologists are not further to be embraced, then as not impertinently conducing to prove reall truths.
    • First, then, we warn thee not too hastily to condemn any of the incidents in this our history as impertinent and foreign to our main design, because thou dost not immediately conceive in what manner such incident may conduce to that design.
    • 1855, Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, Volume 3, Chapter 13, pp. 262-263,[2]
      He had observed, he said, with great satisfaction that many of the Scottish nobility and gentry with whom he had conferred in London were inclined to a union of the two British kingdoms. He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 85:
      There was thus a strong tendency to assume that obedience to God’s commandments could conduce to prosperity and safety.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 343:
      Anecdotes aside, many historians are skeptical that trade, as a general rule, conduces to peace.

Related terms

  • conducive
  • conduct

Translations


Italian

Verb

conduce

  1. third-person singular present indicative of condurre

Anagrams

  • cucendo

Latin

Verb

condūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of condūcō

Noun

conduce

  1. ablative singular of condux

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (lead, bring or draw together), from con- + dūcō (lead), based on the conjugation of duce. Cf. also French conduire.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [konˈdu.t͡ʃe]

Verb

a conduce (third-person singular present conduce, past participle condus3rd conj.

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to drive, to conduct
  2. to lead, direct, rule
  3. to drive a vehicle
    Tu conduci prea repede. Mergi un pic mai încet.

    You drive too fast. Go a little slower.

Conjugation

Derived terms


Spanish

Verb

conduce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of conducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of conducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of conducir.


English

Etymology

From Latin contribūtus, perfect passive participle of contribuō (I bring together; I unite), from con- (together) +‎ tribuō (I bestow), from tribus (tribe), dative of trēs (three), from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹɪb.juːt/, /ˈkɒnt(ʃ)ɹɪˌbjuːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹɪb.jut/
    • (when conjugated as contributing or contributed) IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹɪ.b(j)ət/
  • Hyphenation: con‧trib‧ute

Verb

contribute (third-person singular simple present contributes, present participle contributing, simple past and past participle contributed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To give something that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:contribute

Related terms

  • contributable
  • contribution
  • contributive
  • contributor
  • contributory

Translations


Latin

Participle

contribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of contribūtus

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