Definitions for induceɪnˈdus, -ˈdyus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. induce, bring on(verb)

    cause to arise

    "induce a crisis"

  2. 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"

  3. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten(verb)

    cause to occur rapidly

    "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

  4. induce(verb)

    reason or establish by induction

  5. induce, induct(verb)

    produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes


  1. induce(Verb)

    to lead by persuasion or influence; incite

  2. induce(Verb)

    to cause, bring about, lead to

  3. induce(Verb)

    to cause or produce (electric current or a magnetic state) by a physical process of induction

  4. induce(Verb)

    to infer by induction.

  5. induce(Verb)

    to lead in, bring in, introduce

  6. induce(Verb)

    to draw on, place upon

  7. Origin: From enducen, from inducere, present active infinitive of induco, from in + duco. Compare also abduce, adduce, conduce, deduce, produce, reduce etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Induce(verb)

    to lead in; to introduce

  2. Induce(verb)

    to draw on; to overspread

  3. Induce(verb)

    to lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence

  4. Induce(verb)

    to bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure

  5. Induce(verb)

    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

  6. Induce(verb)

    to generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce


  1. Induce

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'induce' in Verbs Frequency: #681

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