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verb (used with object)
  1. to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., especially with formal ceremonies: The committee inducted her as president.
  2. 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.
  3. to take (a draftee) into military service; draft.
  4. to bring in as a member: to induct a person into a new profession.

Origin of induct

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin inductus past participle of indūcere, equivalent to induc- (see induce) + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsre·in·duct, verb (used with object)un·in·duct·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Examples from the Web for inducted

Contemporary Examples of inducted

Historical Examples of inducted

  • These umpires were inducted into office by the most solemn oaths.


    Jacob Abbott

  • I must have got an inducted current from another wire, mixed with these!

    The Blind Spot

    Austin Hall

  • The emperors had not only appointed the bishops, but they had also inducted them into their office.

  • As you have inducted me into this office, Dorothy, make a clean breast of it.

    The World Before Them

    Susanna Moodie

  • Mrs. Ochterlony was inducted into the best rooms in the house.

    Madonna Mary

    Mrs. Oliphant

British Dictionary definitions for inducted


verb (tr)
  1. to bring in formally or install in an office, place, etc; invest
  2. (foll by to or into) to initiate in knowledge (of)
  3. US to enlist for military service; conscript
  4. physics another word for induce (def. 5), induce (def. 6)

Word Origin for induct

C14: from Latin inductus led in, past participle of indūcere to introduce; see induce
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Word Origin and History for inducted



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

inducted in Medicine


  1. To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.
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