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induct

[in-duhkt] /ɪnˈdʌkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., especially with formal ceremonies:
The committee inducted her as president.
2.
to introduce, especially to something requiring special knowledge or experience; initiate (usually followed 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:
to induct a person into a new profession.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin inductus past participle of indūcere, equivalent to induc- (see induce) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
reinduct, verb (used with object)
uninducted, adjective
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Examples from the web for induct
  • The proposal to induct more noncitizens, which is still largely on the drawing board, has to clear a number of hurdles.
  • Interrupting our discussion, the abbot is called upon to induct half a dozen more, the first new batch of this year.
  • They told her that all she had to do was talk to the leader and he would induct her as well.
  • We need to induct more students from humanities and arts into management mainstream.
  • Faced with upcoming administrator retirements, school districts must quickly induct novice administrators.
  • As many teachers are leaving the profession, it is important to devise new support structures to induct and retain new teachers.
  • The selection committee will gather information sent to them and will make a decision who to induct, based on this information.
British Dictionary definitions for induct

induct

/ɪnˈdʌkt/
verb (transitive)
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.
(US) to enlist for military service; conscript
4.
(physics) another word for induce (sense 5), induce (sense 6)
Word Origin
C14: from Latin inductus led in, past participle of indūcere to introduce; see induce
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Word Origin and History for induct
v.

late 14c., from Latin inductus, past participle of inducere "to lead" (see induce). Originally of church offices; sense of "bring into military service" is 1934 in American English. Related: Inducted; inducting.

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induct in Medicine

induct in·duct (ĭn-dŭkt')
v. in·duct·ed, in·duct·ing, in·ducts
To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.

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