Induce - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈduːs|  American pronunciation of the word induce
Brit.  |ɪnˈdjuːs|  British pronunciation of the word induce
- cause to arise (syn: bring on)
induce a crisis
- cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner (syn: cause, get, have, make, stimulate)
The ads induced me to buy a VCR
- cause to occur rapidly (syn: hasten, rush, stimulate)
- reason or establish by induction
- produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes (syn: induct)


The advertisement is meant to induce people to eat more fruit.

No one knows what induced him to leave.

Her illness was induced by overwork.

They will induce labor to avoid complications.

Nothing would induce me to vote for him again.

She had to be induced because the baby was four weeks late.

The doctor decided to induce labour.

Patients with eating disorders may use drugs to induce vomiting.

From a sufficient number of results a proposition or law is induced.

The ads induced me to buy a VCR

...some people have undergone hypnotism in order to induce them to give up their smoking habit...

The patient was given an injection to induce anesthesia.

...after a prelusive dimming of the house lights intended to induce quiet, the stage curtain rose...

...Delia resorted to trickery—even loading up the fishing equipment—to induce her dog into the car for his vet appointment....

The prisoner's dilemma will induce people to behave in opportunistic ways.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: induce
he/she/it: induces
present participle: inducing
past tense: induced
past participle: induced
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