Definitions for induceɪnˈdus, -ˈdyus
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•duce*ɪnˈdus, -ˈdyus(v.t.)-duced, -duc•ing.
to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind:
Induce him to stay.
to bring about or cause:
It induces sleep.
to produce (an electric current) by induction.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Logic. to assert or establish (a proposition about a class) on the basis of observations on a number of particular facts.
Genetics. to increase expression of (a gene) by inactivating a negative control system or activating a positive control system.
Biochem. to stimulate the synthesis of (a protein, esp. an enzyme) by increasing gene transcription.
* Syn: See persuade.
Origin of induce:
1325–75; ME < L indūcere to lead or bring in, introduce =in-in-2+dūcere to lead
induce, bring on(verb)
cause to arise
"induce a crisis"
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make(verb)
cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
"The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
induce, stimulate, rush, hasten(verb)
cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
reason or establish by induction
produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
to lead by persuasion or influence; incite
to cause, bring about, lead to
to cause or produce (electric current or a magnetic state) by a physical process of induction
to infer by induction.
to lead in, bring in, introduce
to draw on, place upon
Origin: From enducen, from inducere, present active infinitive of induco, from in + duco. Compare also abduce, adduce, conduce, deduce, produce, reduce etc.
to lead in; to introduce
to draw on; to overspread
to lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence
to bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure
to produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state
to generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce
Ryan Smith, better known by his stage name Induce, is a Los Angeles-based American DJ, music producer, singer, and writer. He works in a variety of musical genres, particularly hip hop, rap, and soul, and has won regional and national recognition for his DJing and singing.
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