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Definition contribute (help lead to a result) — often said of an environmental condition
  • The dorm room was not conducive to studying.
  • The city core offers an environment conducive to the arts.
  • Decentralizing power and economic incentives are conducive to giving new ideas a chance.
  • Government sponsorship of religion has not proved conducive to religious growth.
  • The coach created an environment conducive to building team spirit.
  • They want to create an environment conducive to both small business success and consumer protection.
  • The rule of law is conducive to individual liberty and economic growth.
  • Her lifestyle was not conducive to healing.
  • They want to assure public policy is conducive to business growth.
  • The planning commission's focus on growth is not conducive to protecting the environment.
  • His spending habits are not conducive to achieving his financial goals.
  • "Who would you rather kiss?" Madison asks.
    Sierra leans back on the couch. "Let's start easy. Pug or poodle?"
    I laugh. "You mean as in dog?"
    "Okay," I say. Poodles are cute and cuddly, but Pugs are more masculine and... As much as I like cute and cuddly, a poodle won't cut it. "Pug."
    Morgan scrunches up her face. "Ew! Poodle for sure. Pugs have that pushed-in nose and snorting problem. Not conducive to kissing."
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • conducive = contributing (to a result)
  • The stench in the back of the truck wasn't conducive to hunger, but eventually, rolling slowly through the night, his animal instincts won out.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The room was cold and sterile, and it did not seem conducive to anybody's getting well, but Lou was not counting on medicine to make the woman better.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • At this very moment he is wild to see you, and occupied only in contriving the means for doing so, and for making his pleasure conduce to yours.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • That is not conducive to a quiet discussion.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The vermin ditch of Benares is no less conducive to giddiness than the lions' ditch of Babylon.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Dick thought, for example, that nothing was more conducive to the development of observation than compulsory silence.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He understood why Aron could not work at home in an atmosphere not conducive to hard clean thought.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Duanes reply was a remark as loquacious as Fletcher's, to the effect that a long, slow, monotonous ride was conducive to thirst.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger

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