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conducive (adj) (of atmosphere, conditions, situations, etc.) helpful; favorable.

If the circumstances are favorable for you to do something, they are conducive. That is, the circumstances make it easy for you to do it. You put your child in a school where the environment is conducive to studies, that is, where the conditions help your child to learn properly. The school atmosphere, the teachers there, and the system there, help your child to learn well. When people in a bad mood meet to discuss something serious, their mood does not lead to any settlement; it is not conducive to a purposeful discussion. Noisy surroundings are not conducive to studies. Students cannot study in such surroundings, as they are disturbed by the noise.

  • With so much noise around the hall, the conditions here are not conducive to a peaceful discussion. I doubt if with such disturbances we can have any useful discussion, let alone a settlement.
  • The hot and humid atmosphere of the town, the doctor pointed out, is not conducive to the quick recovery of the patient and advised that she be moved to a cooler place.
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