Definition of Induce

1. Verb. Cause to arise. "Induce a crisis"

Exact synonyms: Bring On
Generic synonyms: Bring Forth, Generate
Derivative terms: Inducement, Inducing, Inducive, Induction

2. Verb. Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner. "They induce him to write the letter"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

3. Verb. Cause to occur rapidly. "The infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
Exact synonyms: Hasten, Rush, Stimulate
Generic synonyms: Effect, Effectuate, Set Up
Derivative terms: Inducing, Induction

4. Verb. Reason or establish by induction.
Category relationships: Logic, Logical System, System Of Logic
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Reason, Reason Out
Derivative terms: Induction

5. Verb. Produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes.
Exact synonyms: Induct
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Bring About, Give Rise, Produce
Derivative terms: Induction, Induction

Definition of Induce

1. v. t. To lead in; to introduce.

Definition of Induce

1. Verb. (transitive) to lead by persuasion or influence; incite ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to cause, bring about, lead to ¹

3. Verb. (physics) to cause or produce (electric current or a magnetic state) by a physical process of induction ¹

4. Verb. (transitive logic) to infer by induction. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) to lead in, bring in, introduce ¹

6. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) to draw on, place upon ¹

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Definition of Induce

1. to influence into doing something [v -DUCED, -DUCING, -DUCES]

Medical Definition of Induce

1. 1. To lead in; to introduce. "The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the first Iliad." (Pope) 2. To draw on; to overspread. 3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence. "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." (Bacon) 5. 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. To generalise or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; the opposite of deduce. Synonym: To move, instigate, urge, impel, incite, press, influence, actuate. Origin: L. Inducere, inductum; pref. In- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Induce

induce (current term)
induced abortion
induced abortions
induced apnea
induced enzyme
induced fever
induced fit
induced fit model
induced labour
induced mutation
induced phagocytosis
induced psychotic disorder
induced radioactivity
induced sensitivity

Literary usage of Induce

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"... as are best adapted to their respective circumstances and the present situation of public affairs, and as may induce them to carry the requisitions of ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"At the command of the pope lie went to Vienna to induce the emperor to assist with arms and supplies Matthias Corvinus, the young King of Hungary. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The exposure had sufficed to induce heliotropic curvature. This Wiesner terms " photo-mechanical induction," but it is simply dne to the slow response of ..."

4. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1910)
"Methought I answered that nothing would induce me to do so. In an instant he assumed so horrible an aspect as to frighten me out of my wits, and cried: "If ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"... was hardly to be avoid in the circumstances in which" it was writt The vogue of the first three volumes such as to induce him to issue a popul epitome ..."

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