- 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 inducting
The number of the rubbers corresponds to that of the inducting poles.
Can you, in return, point out to me any way of inducting them to hold their tongues?You Never Can Tell
George Bernard Shaw
They are held with the purpose of inducting boys into the privileges of manhood and into the full life of the group.Ethics
John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
There are certain happy accidents which have the power of inducting man for a moment into this richer and more vital world.Practical Mysticism
The wire of the inducting current is wound directly around this core.
Word Origin and History for inducting
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.