- to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind: to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket.
- to bring about, produce, or cause: That medicine will induce sleep.
- Physics. to produce (an electric current) by induction.
- Logic. to assert or establish (a proposition about a class of phenomena) on the basis of observations on a number of particular facts.
- Genetics. to increase expression of (a gene) by inactivating a negative control system or activating a positive control system; derepress.
- Biochemistry. to stimulate the synthesis of (a protein, especially an enzyme) by increasing gene transcription.
Origin of induce
Synonyms for induce
Antonyms for induce
Related Words for inducesurge, activate, prompt, coax, engender, breed, promote, motivate, produce, persuade, convince, cause, generate, abet, move, actuate, bulldoze, make, cajole, sway
Examples from the Web for induces
Contemporary Examples of induces
At the extreme in this genre is ECT, or shock therapy, which induces seizures—and is typically used as a last resort.Can This Gadget Cure Depression?
November 30, 2010
Historical Examples of induces
And, between ourselves, it is that which induces me to doubt sometimes the truth of my opinions.Lavengro
What induces the Utopian child to work is, in brief, delight in his work.What Is and What Might Be
By their stimulus, which induces the absorbent vessels to imbibe them.
If its stimulus be greater, it then induces pain at the neck of the bladder.
Water80 not only flushes the system but it induces perspiration.The Art of Stage Dancing
- (often foll by an infinitive) to persuade or use influence on
- to cause or bring about
- med to initiate or hasten (labour), as by administering a drug to stimulate uterine contractions
- logic obsolete to assert or establish (a general proposition, hypothesis, etc) by induction
- to produce (an electromotive force or electrical current) by induction
- to transmit (magnetism) by induction
Word Origin for induce
Word Origin and History for induces
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.
- To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of something, such as labor.
- To initiate or increase the production of an enzyme or other protein at the level of genetic transcription.
- To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.