The difference between Action and Conduct

When used as nouns, action means something done so as to accomplish a purpose, whereas conduct means the act or method of controlling or directing.

When used as verbs, action means to act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect, whereas conduct means to lead, or guide.

Action is also interjection with the meaning: demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.

check bellow for the other definitions of Action and Conduct

  1. Action as a noun:

    Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.

  2. Action as a noun:

    A way of motion or functioning.


    "Knead bread with a rocking action."

  3. Action as a noun:

    Fast-paced activity.


    "a movie full of exciting action"

  4. Action as a noun:

    A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.


    "a rifle action"

  5. Action as a noun (music):

    The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.

  6. Action as a noun (slang):

    sexual intercourse.


    "She gave him some action."

  7. Action as a noun:

    The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.

  8. Action as a noun (military):



    "He saw some action in the Korean War."

  9. Action as a noun (legal):

    A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).

  10. Action as a noun (mathematics):

    A mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that is not part of the output is said to act on the other object. In any given context, action is used as an abbreviation for a more fully named notion, like group action or left group action.

  11. Action as a noun (physics):

    The product of energy and time, esp. the product of the Lagrangian and time.

  12. Action as a noun:

    The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.

  13. Action as a noun (art, painting and sculpture):

    The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.

  14. Action as a noun (bowling):

    spin put on the bowling ball.

  15. Action as a noun (business, obsolete, a Gallicism):

    A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds.

  1. Action as a verb (transitive, management):

    To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.

  2. Action as a verb (transitive, chiefly, archaic):

    To initiate a legal action against someone.

  1. Conduct as a noun:

    The act or method of controlling or directing

  2. Conduct as a noun:

    Skillful guidance or management; generalship.

  3. Conduct as a noun:

    The manner of guiding or carrying oneself; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.


    "Good conduct will be rewarded and likewise poor conduct will be punished."

  4. Conduct as a noun (of a literary work):

    Plot; action; construction; manner of development.

  5. Conduct as a noun (obsolete):

    Convoy; escort; guard; guide.

  6. Conduct as a noun:

    That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.

  1. Conduct as a verb (archaic, transitive):

    To lead, or guide; to escort.

  2. Conduct as a verb (transitive):

    To lead; to direct; to manage


    "The commander conducted thousands of troops."

    "to conduct the affairs of a kingdom"

  3. Conduct as a verb (transitive):

    (reflexively to conduct oneself) To behave.


    "He conducted himself well."

  4. Conduct as a verb (transitive):

    To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit (heat, light, electricity, etc.)

  5. Conduct as a verb (transitive, music):

    To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.

  6. Conduct as a verb (intransitive):

    To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.

  7. Conduct as a verb (transitive):

    To carry out (something organized)