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INDUCT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does induct mean? 

INDUCT (verb)
  The verb INDUCT has 5 senses:

1. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
2. accept young people into society, usually with some rite
3. admit as a member
4. produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
5. introduce or initiate

  Familiarity information: INDUCT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDUCT (verb)


Sense 1induct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

induct; seat; invest

Context example:

there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy

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

install (put into an office or a position)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 2induct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accept young people into society, usually with some rite

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

induct; initiate

Context example:

African men are initiated when they reach puberty

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

admit; include; let in (allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 3induct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Admit as a member

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

We were inducted into the honor society

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

invite; receive; take in (express willingness to have in one's home or environs)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 4induct [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 "induct" 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


Sense 5induct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Introduce or initiate

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession

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

instruct; learn; teach (impart skills or knowledge to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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