- 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
Related Words for inductinaugurate, recruit, enlist, conscript, initiate, draft, introduce, install, invest, instate
Examples from the Web for induct
Historical Examples of induct
Somebody else undertook to induct Solly into the pleasures of tree climbing.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
With the utmost caution I proceeded to induct myself into the driver's seat.Berry And Co.
The object of the lesson is to induct the pupil into a mode in which she can obtain complete mastery over her horse.The Barb and the Bridle
I can induct sounds from the Blind Spot; I can induct light, or visibility; or any given object or person, in toto.The Blind Spot
We must, therefore, extend the statutory authority to induct men for two years of military service.
Word Origin for induct
Word Origin and History for induct
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.