- to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., especially with formal ceremonies: The committee inducted her as president.
- to introduce, especially to something requiring special knowledge or experience; initiate (usually followed by to or into): They inducted him into the mystic rites of the order.
- to take (a draftee) into military service; draft.
- to bring in as a member: to induct a person into a new profession.
Origin of induct
Examples from the Web for inducted
But, strange to say, Cocker never got inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
December 23, 2014
She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years ago.Was the Oscars Pizza Any Good? 8 Burning Questions About the Show
March 3, 2014
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1999.The Deaths You Missed This Year
Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson
December 30, 2013
In 2007, he was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard
The Daily Beast
October 26, 2013
Aside from Rush, which was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, no other purely progressive band has made the cut.There’s a Bipartisan Effort to Get Yes Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
August 9, 2013
These umpires were inducted into office by the most solemn oaths.Nero
I must have got an inducted current from another wire, mixed with these!The Blind Spot
The emperors had not only appointed the bishops, but they had also inducted them into their office.A Source Book for Mediaeval History
Oliver J. Thatcher
As you have inducted me into this office, Dorothy, make a clean breast of it.The World Before Them
Mrs. Ochterlony was inducted into the best rooms in the house.Madonna Mary
Word Origin and History for inducted
late 14c., from Latin inductus, past participle of inducere "to lead" (see induce). Originally of church offices; sense of "bring into military service" is 1934 in American English. Related: Inducted; inducting.
- To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.