- 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
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin inductus past participle of indūcere, equivalent to induc- (see induce) + -tus past participle suffix
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C14: from Latin inductus led in, past participle of indūcere to introduce; see induce
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Word Origin and History for reinduct
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
- To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.
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