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.
- re·in·duct, verb (used with object)
- un·in·duct·ed, adjective
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How to use induct in a sentence
He was later inducted to the George Washington Hall of Fame and is still considered one of the best all-around players the school has produced.At 5-foot-2, a college guard puts up numbers that overshadow his height | Rick Maese | December 26, 2020 | Washington Post
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player three years later.K.C. Jones, who coached Bullets to NBA Finals before winning two titles with Boston, dies at 88 | Glynn A. Hill | December 26, 2020 | Washington Post
Thomas was named the 2018 Journalist of the Year by Journalism and Women Symposium and was inducted into the Scripps Hall of Fame for commentary in 2008.ProPublica Selects Six Journalists for Distinguished Fellows Program | by ProPublica | November 16, 2020 | ProPublica
In 1986, Heinsohn was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player.Tommy Heinsohn, a Celtics institution for more than a half-century, dies at 86 | Matt Bonesteel | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
I walked into the meeting and Michael Meyer, who is the executive producer and financier of the film, told me that he had watched this YouTube clip of Isiah Thomas being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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 | Ted Gioia | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Kevin Fallon | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1999.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Ben Jacobs | August 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A charge to the inducted minister followed; then came a sermon to the people, pointing out their duties.Recollections of a Long Life | John Stoughton
Sam, who had been inducted into farming two years before, was out in the field mowing with father and the man.Helen Grant's Schooldays | Amanda M. Douglas
We pay something like sixpence half-penny or sevenpence apiece, and are inducted into the dress-circle.In the Days of My Youth | Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Eight years have elapsed, a new President is just inducted, and the question is now brought up for our decision.
And a group on the grass were being inducted into the mystery of Jacks.In Wild Rose Time | Amanda M. Douglas
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