induce
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ɪnˈduːs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈdjuːs/

Verb

induce (induces, present participle inducing; past and past participle induced)

  1. (transitive) To lead by persuasion or influence; incite or prevail upon.
  2. (transitive) To cause, bring about, lead to.
    His meditation induced a compromise.   Opium induces sleep.
  3. (physics) To cause or produce (electric current or a magnetic state) by a physical process of induction.
  4. (transitive, logic) To infer by induction.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To lead in, bring in, introduce.
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To draw on, place upon.
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