What does induce mean?

Definitions for induce
ɪnˈdus, -ˈdyusin·duce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. induce, bring onverb

    cause to arise

    "induce a crisis"

  2. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeverb

    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, hastenverb

    cause to occur rapidly

    "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

  4. induceverb

    reason or establish by induction

  5. induce, inductverb

    produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes

GCIDE

  1. Induceverb

    (Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce.7. (Genetics, Biochemistry) To cause the expression of (a gene or gene product) by affecting a transcription control element on the genome, either by inhibiting a negative control or by activating a positive control; to derepress; as, lactose induces the production of beta-galactosidase in Eschericia coli..

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

  2. Induceverb

    To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure; anaphylactic shock induced by exposure to a allergen.

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

Wiktionary

  1. induceverb

    to lead by persuasion or influence; incite

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

  2. induceverb

    to cause, bring about, lead to

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

  3. induceverb

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

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

  4. induceverb

    to infer by induction.

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

  5. induceverb

    to lead in, bring in, introduce

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

  6. induceverb

    to draw on, place upon

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Induceverb

    to lead in; to introduce

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

  2. Induceverb

    to draw on; to overspread

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

  3. Induceverb

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

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

  4. Induceverb

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

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

  5. Induceverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

  6. Induceverb

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

    Etymology: [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Induce

    in-dūs′, v.t. to prevail on: to cause or produce in any way: (obs.) to place upon: (physics) to cause, as an electric state, by mere proximity of surfaces.—ns. Induce′ment, that which induces or causes: incentive, motive: (law) a statement of facts introducing other important facts; Induc′er.—adj. Indū′cible.—Induced current (elect.), a current set in action by the influence of the surrounding magnetic field, or by the variation of an adjacent current. [L. inducĕre, inductumin, into, ducĕre, to lead.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of induce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of induce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of induce in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    I want Democrats to vote for me, but I want sensible Republicans to vote for me, too, the only way Republicans can win this election is if they can induce a state of amnesia in all of us.

  2. Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

    Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.

  3. Gary Wenk:

    The fat and sugar combine to induce our addiction as much as does the anandamide, it's a triple play of delight.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Your mistakes and failures are meant to induce you to learn more. Whereas, your successes or achievements should make you to feel accomplished and never arrogant (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  5. David Nicholson:

    We have no reason to believe that ubrogepant has any propensity to induce liver injury.

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