Associations to the word «Induce»


INDUCE, verb. (transitive) To lead by persuasion or influence; incite.
INDUCE, verb. (transitive) To cause, bring about, lead to.
INDUCE, verb. (physics) To cause or produce (electric current or a magnetic state) by a physical process of induction.
INDUCE, verb. (transitive) (logic) To infer by induction.
INDUCE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To lead in, bring in, introduce.
INDUCE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To draw on, place upon.

Dictionary definition

INDUCE, verb. Cause to arise; "induce a crisis".
INDUCE, verb. Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "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".
INDUCE, verb. Cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions".
INDUCE, verb. Reason or establish by induction.
INDUCE, verb. Produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes.

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