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con-dūcō dūxī, ductus, ere,

to draw together, assemble, collect, gather, unite: exercitum in unum locum, Cs.: viginti milia peditum, levy, L.: clientes eodem, Cs.: milites in unum, S.: vineas: cortice ramos, graft, O. — Fig., to unite, combine: propositionem et adsumptionem in unum. — To hire, rent, borrow, employ: navis conducta, T.: in Palatio domum: conductā tellure, V.: nummos, H.: pecuniam, Iu.—To hire, bribe, employ, induce: qui ab eis conducebantur, ut, etc.: vidua mercede conducta, N.: consulem ad caedem faciendam: pictorem magno pretio: operae conductae, hired workmen.—To undertake, contract for, farm: columnam faciendam: praebenda, quae ad exercitum opus essent, to undertake the supplies, L.: siccandam eluviem, Iu. — To contribute to, be of use, be profitable, profit, serve: ad vitae commoditatem: maxime rei p.: neque homini iniuste facta conducunt: proposito, H.: conducere arbitror aurīs tuas circumsonare, etc., that it is useful.

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