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Meaning of INDUCE

Pronunciation:  in'doos

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  reason or establish by induction
  2. [v]  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. [v]  cause to arise; "induce a crisis"
  4. [v]  of bodily processes such as fever, illness, etc.

INDUCE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bring on, cause, get, hasten, have, make, rush, stimulate, stimulate
 See Also: bring, bring about, bring forth, compel, conclude, decide, effect, effectuate, encourage, generate, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, reason, reason out, set up, solicit, suborn, sway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*duce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Induced}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Inducing}.] [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere
to lead. See {Duke}, and cf. {Induct}.]
1. To lead in; to introduce. [Obs.]

         The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the
         first Iliad.                          --Pope.

2. To draw on; to overspread. [A Latinism] --Cowper.

3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to
   move by persuasion or influence. --Shak.

         He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . .
         though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon,
         tempted.                              --Paley.

         Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce
         you to ruin your reputation.          --Dryden.

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

         Sour things induces a contraction in the nerves.

5. (Physics) 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. (Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all
   the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce.

Syn: To move; instigate; urge; impel; incite; press;
     influence; actuate.

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