- 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: Middle English inducten from Classical Latin inductus, past participle of inducere: see induce
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transitive verb in·duct·ed, in·duct·ing, in·ducts
- To place ceremoniously or formally in an office or a 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: Middle English inducten, from Latin indūcere, induct-; see induce.
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