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INDUCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does induce mean? 

INDUCE (verb)
  The verb INDUCE has 5 senses:

1. cause to arise
2. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
3. cause to occur rapidly
4. reason or establish by induction
5. produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes

  Familiarity information: INDUCE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDUCE (verb)


Sense 1induce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to arise

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

induce; bring on

Context example:

induce a crisis

Hypernyms (to "induce" is one way to...):

bring forth; generate (bring into existence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2induce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

cause; induce; stimulate; make; get; have

Context examples:

The ads induced me to buy a VCR / My children finally got me to buy a computer / My wife made me buy a new sofa

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "induce"):

decide (cause to decide)

suborn (induce to commit perjury or give false testimony)

inspire; instigate; prompt (serve as the inciting cause of)

lead (cause to undertake a certain action)

let (actively cause something to happen)

encourage (spur on)

solicit (incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination)

bring (induce or persuade)

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

compel; obligate; oblige (force or compel somebody to do something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They induce him to write the letter


Sense 3induce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to occur rapidly

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

induce; hasten; stimulate; rush

Context example:

the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Hypernyms (to "induce" is one way to...):

effect; effectuate; set up (produce)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4induce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reason or establish by induction

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "induce" is one way to...):

conclude; reason; reason out (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion)

Domain category:

logic; logical system; system of logic (a system of reasoning)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 5induce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

induct; induce

Hypernyms (to "induce" is one way to...):

bring about; give rise; produce (cause to happen, occur or exist)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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