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- To bring in as a member; to make a part of.
- Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the first female inductee […]
- To formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, etc.
- It is my pleasure to induct the new Officers for this coming term.
- To introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
- She was inducted into the ways of the legal profession.
- To draft into military service.
- At the time of war the President is authorized by law to induct persons into the armed forces involuntarily.
- (obsolete) To introduce; to bring in.
- The ceremonies in the gathering were first inducted by the Venetians.
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *dewk- (0 c, 65 e)
to bring in as a member
to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
to introduce into
to draft into military service
- “induct” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
- “induct” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- "induct" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.