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tr.v. in·duct·ed, in·duct·ing, in·ducts
1. To place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; install: a service to induct the new president of the university.
a. To admit as a member; receive.
b. To admit to military service: a draftee waiting to be inducted into the army.
c. To introduce, as to new experience or knowledge; initiate: She was inducted into the ways of the legal profession.
3. Physics To induce.
[Middle English inducten, from Latin indūcere, induct-; see induce.]
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. (Military) US to enlist for military service; conscript
[C14: from Latin inductus led in, past participle of indūcere to introduce; see induce]
1. to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., esp. with formal ceremonies.
2. to introduce, esp. to something requiring special knowledge or experience; initiate (usu. fol. 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.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin indūcere; see induce]
Past participle: inducted
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|Verb||1.||induct - place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"|
|2.||induct - accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"|
|3.||induct - admit as a member; "We were inducted into the honor society"|
|4.||induct - produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
|5.||induct - introduce or initiate; "The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession"|