Induct Definition

inducted, inducts
inducted, inducts
To bring or lead in.
Webster's New World
To place in a benefice or official position with formality or ceremony; install.
Webster's New World
To admit as a member; receive.
American Heritage
To bring formally into a society or organization; initiate.
Webster's New World
To admit to military service.
A draftee waiting to be inducted into the army.
American Heritage

Origin of Induct

  • Originated 1350–1400 from Middle English induct, from Latin inductus, perfect passive participle of indūcō, equivalent to induce + -tus (past participle suffix).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English inducten from Latin indūcere induct- induce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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