What does induce mean?

Definitions for induce
ɪnˈdus, -ˈdyusin·duce

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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

GCIDE

  1. Induce(v. t.)

    (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. Induce(v. t.)

    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. induce(Verb)

    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. induce(Verb)

    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. induce(Verb)

    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. induce(Verb)

    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. induce(Verb)

    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. induce(Verb)

    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. Induce(verb)

    to lead in; to introduce

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

  2. Induce(verb)

    to draw on; to overspread

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

  3. Induce(verb)

    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. Induce(verb)

    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. 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

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

  6. Induce(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

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

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Numerology

  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. Susana Almenara:

    We think that as clinicians, it is important to be aware of this phenomenon so as to inform and prevent potentially serious reactions in sensitized patients, we also recommend condom use during treatment with drugs that can induce hypersensitivity responses in partners.

  2. Francis Conidi:

    If I hit you straight on with a baseball bat, I would not induce concussion, i would probably fracture your skull, but I would not concuss it.

  3. Michael Grandner:

    There is a real lack of studies that show that specific nutrients can influence sleep, either better or worse. There are a few exceptions. Tryptophan has been shown to induce sleep.

  4. Susan Hough:

    Several lines of evidence further suggest that most of the significant earthquakes in Oklahoma during the 20th century may also have been induced by oil production activities, deep injection of waste water, now recognized to potentially induce earthquakes, in fact began in the state in the 1930s.

  5. Gary Wenk:

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

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