in-duce

induce

[in-doos, -dyoos]
verb (used with object), induced, inducing.
1.
to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind: to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket.
2.
to bring about, produce, or cause: That medicine will induce sleep.
3.
Physics. to produce (an electric current) by induction.
4.
Logic. to assert or establish (a proposition about a class of phenomena) 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; derepress.
6.
Biochemistry. to stimulate the synthesis of (a protein, especially an enzyme) by increasing gene transcription.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Latin indūcere to lead or bring in, introduce, equivalent to in- in-2 + dūcere to lead; cf. adduce, deduce, reduce

inducible, adjective
noninduced, adjective
noninducible, adjective
preinduce, verb (used with object), preinduced, preinducing.
quasi-induced, adjective
reinduce, verb (used with object), reinduced, reinducing.
uninduced, adjective
uninducible, adjective

adduce, deduce, induce.


1. actuate, prompt, incite, urge, spur. See persuade.


1. dissuade.
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induce (ɪnˈdjuːs)
 
vb
1.  ( often foll by an infinitive ) to persuade or use influence on
2.  to cause or bring about
3.  med to initiate or hasten (labour), as by administering a drug to stimulate uterine contractions
4.  obsolete logic to assert or establish (a general proposition, hypothesis, etc) by induction
5.  to produce (an electromotive force or electrical current) by induction
6.  to transmit (magnetism) by induction
 
[C14: from Latin indūcere to lead in, from dūcere to lead]
 
in'ducer
 
n
 
in'ducible
 
adj

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induce
late 14c., "to lead by persuasions or other influences," from L. inducere "lead into, persuade," from in- "in" + ducere "to lead" (see duke). Meaning "to bring about," of concrete situations, etc., is from early 15c.; sense of "to infer by reasoning" is from 1560s. Electro-magnetic
sense first recorded 1777.
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induce in·duce (ĭn-dōōs', -dyōōs')
v. in·duced, in·duc·ing, in·duc·es

  1. To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of something, such as labor.

  2. To initiate or increase the production of an enzyme or other protein at the level of genetic transcription.

  3. To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.

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