induce

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From Middle English enducen, from Latin indūcere, present active infinitive of indūcō (lead in, bring in, introduce), from in + dūcō (lead, conduct). Compare also abduce, adduce, conduce, deduce, produce, reduce etc.

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induce (third-person singular simple present induces, present participle inducing, simple past and past participle induced)

  1. (transitive) To lead by persuasion or influence; incite.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.
  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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  • induce in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • induce” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

Italian[edit]

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induce

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of indurre

Latin[edit]

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indūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of indūcō

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Borrowed from Latin indūcere, present active infinitive of indūcō, with senses based off French induire.

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a induce (third-person singular present induce, past participle indus3rd conj.

  1. to induce, incite, cause or push to do something

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induce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of inducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of inducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of inducir.