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1. (often foll by an infinitive) to persuade or use influence on
2. to cause or bring about
3. (Medicine) Med to initiate or hasten (labour), as by administering a drug to stimulate uterine contractions
4. (Philosophy / Logic) Logic obsolete to assert or establish (a general proposition, hypothesis, etc.) by induction
5. (Physics / General Physics) to produce (an electromotive force or electrical current) by induction
6. (Physics / General Physics) to transmit (magnetism) by induction
[from Latin indūcere to lead in, from dūcere to lead]
in•duce (ɪnˈdus, -ˈdyus)
v.t. -duced, -duc•ing.
1. to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind: Induce him to stay.
2. to bring about or cause: It induces sleep.
3. to produce (an electric current) by induction.
4. Logic. to assert or establish (a proposition about a class) on the basis of observations on a number of particular facts.
5. Genetics. to increase expression of (a gene) by inactivating a negative control system or activating a positive control system.
6. Biochem. to stimulate the synthesis of (a protein, esp. an enzyme) by increasing gene transcription.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin indūcere to lead or bring in, introduce =in- in-2 + dūcere to lead]
syn: See persuade.
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
1. cause, produce, create, begin, effect, lead to, occasion, generate, provoke, motivate, set off, bring about, give rise to, precipitate, incite, instigate, engender, set in motion an economic crisis induced by high oil prices
cause stop, prevent, curb, suppress, restrain, hinder
induce [ɪnˈdjuːs] VT
1. (= persuade) → inducir, persuadir
to induce sb to do sth → inducir or persuadir a algn a hacer algo
nothing would induce me to go → nada me induciría a ir, nada podría hacerme ir
what on earth induced him to do it? → ¿qué diablos lo indujo or lo llevó a hacerlo?
4. (Elec) → inducir
(= persuade) to induce somebody to do something → jdn dazu bewegen or bringen or veranlassen, etw zu tun
reaction, change, hypnosis → herbeiführen; relaxation → bewirken; sleep → herbeiführen; illness, vomiting → verursachen, führen zu; labour, birth → einleiten; this drug induces sleep → dieses Mittel hat eine einschläfernde Wirkung; she had to be induced → die Geburt musste eingeleitet werden; (artificially) induced sleep → künstlicher Schlaf; a stress-/drug-induced condition → ein durch Stress/Drogen ausgelöstes Leiden
(Elec) current, magnetic effect → induzieren
v. inducir, provocar, suscitar, ocasionar.
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Thereupon the Swan, to induce him to spare her life, began to sing; but she saved him nothing but the trouble of killing her, for she died of the song.
I am persuaded the gout is brought on or kept off at pleasure; it was the same when I wanted to join the Hamiltons to the Lakes; and three years ago, when I had a fancy for Bath, nothing could induce him to have a gouty symptom.
AN Insurance Agent was trying to induce a Hard Man to Deal With to take out a policy on his house.
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