verb (used with object), in·duced, in·duc·ing.
Origin of induce
Examples from the Web for induce
My doctor put me on oral contraceptives to induce a period, figuring it would help build bone.
When he says something, nod; this nodding will induce him to agree with you.
The question is how to prevent the latter and induce the former.
The higher levels of carbon dioxide will induce something of a feeding frenzy for plants, at least for a while.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies|Kent Sepkowitz|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there are reports which say cannabis can be considered as a cause of death because it can induce a cardiac arrest.
In time of war the Athenians send to their foes safe conducts to induce them to assist at the celebration.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
Was it the hopes that their residence might induce other rich families to inhabit the neighbourhood?Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
How much has England given you, to induce you to play this game against me?
Induce her to do this, and to behold the wonders of the strangest country in the universe.Tales Of The Trains|Charles James Lever
Failing to induce the Indians to take him, it was decided to try to bind him on his horse and take him along on the hard journey.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
British Dictionary definitions for induce
Word Origin for induce
Word Origin and History for induce
late 14c., "to lead by persuasions or other influences," from Latin inducere "lead into, bring in, introduce, conduct, persuade," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "to bring about," of concrete situations, etc., is from early 15c.; sense of "to infer by reasoning" is from 1560s. Electro-magnetic sense first recorded 1777. Related: Induced; inducing.