con·duce (kən-ds, -dys)
intr.v. con·duced, con·duc·ing, con·duc·es
To contribute or lead to a specific result: "The quiet conduces to thinking about the darkening future" (George F. Will).
[Latin condūcere : com-, com- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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