- Obsolete to bring or lead in
- to place in a benefice or official position with formality or ceremony; install
- to bring formally into a society or organization; initiate
- to provide with knowledge or experience of something, esp. something not open to all: inducting them into the secrets of the trade
- ☆ to enroll (esp. a draftee) in the armed forces
Origin of inductMiddle English inducten ; from Classical Latin inductus, past participle of inducere: see induce
transitive verbin·duct·ed, in·duct·ing, in·ducts
- To place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; install: a service to induct the new president of the university.
- a. To admit as a member; receive.b. To admit to military service: a draftee waiting to be inducted into the army.c. To introduce, as to new experience or knowledge; initiate: She was inducted into the ways of the legal profession.
- Physics To induce.
Origin of inductMiddle English inducten, from Latin indūcere, induct-; see induce.
(third-person singular simple present inducts, present participle inducting, simple past and past participle inducted)
- to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
- to introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
- to draft into military service.
- to bring in as a member.