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Definition of the verb induct

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verb - inflections: inducted | inducting | inducts

  1. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    • example: there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of induct: invest / seat
    • more generic words: instal / install = put into an office or a position
  2. accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of induct: initiate
    • more generic terms: admit / include / let in = allow participation in or the right to be part of
  3. admit as a member
    • example: We were inducted into the honor society
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: invite / receive / take in = express willingness to have in one's home or environs
  4. produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
  5. introduce or initiate
    • example: The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: instruct / learn / teach = impart skills or knowledge to

Alternative definition of the verb induct


  1. to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
  2. to introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
  3. to draft into military service.
  4. to bring in as a member.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for induct

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Google previewIntelligent Decision Support (2013)

Handbook of Applications and Advances of the Rough Sets Theory by Shi-Yu Huang

INDUCT is a subcomponent of a knowledge acquisition tool KSSO [8]. It uses entity attribute grid techniques to elicit knowledge from the expert and uses the empirical induction approach to build a knowledge base in terms of classes, objects, ...

Google previewFrontiers of Game Theory (1993)

by K. G. Binmore, A. P. Kirman, Piero Tani

Our information-processing evidence suggests that any model that assumes players backward induct is a poor descriptive account of how people think. Such a model might make reasonable predictions, but models that incorporate better ...

Google previewOfficial Gazette of the United States Patent Office (1922)

said regenerator having passages communicating with an outlet from the drying chamber, a removable screen arranged between the drying chamber and the heat regenerator, fresh air induct means providing a passage in contact with walls ...

Google previewThe plays and poems of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of various commentators; to which are added An essay on the chronological order of his plays; an essay relative to Shakspeare and Jonson; a dissertation on the three parts of King Henry vi; an historical account of the English stage; and notes. By E. Malone. 10 vols. [in 11 pt.]. (1790)

by William Shakespeare

Green induct is the colour of ...

Google previewBlackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes (2017)

Third Edition by Donald G. Frantz, Norma Jean Russell

induct waatoyisainn vta bless, give good fortune to/induct into a sacred society 295 ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Induct may often be used in place of initiate, especially when introduction under guidance is also implied (induct a person into the duties of a new ...

Google previewThe Prophet's Dictionary (2006)

by Paula A. Price Ph.D.

Induct—To summon and install into a service, organization, ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

induct to bring formally into office indue see endue indulge yield to the wishes of indulgence indulgent indulging indulgence indulging; (in Roman Catholic Church) remission of punishment due to sin industrialize or industrialise to develop ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis; or an universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature ... (1812)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex.)

To INDUCT, v.a. [induélus, Lat. J. To introduce ; to bring in.—The ceremonies in the gathering were first indućted by the Venetians. Sandys.--To put into a Stual possession of a benefice.—If a person thus instituted, though not indućled, takes a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1812)

by John Wilkes

INDUCT/ING, s. The act of introducing; of putting into the actual posseffion of a benefice. INDUCTION, [inductzbm F r. znductio, Lat.] Introduction; entrance; anciently preface: These promises are fair, the parties sure, And our indufizbn full of ...

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Scrabble value of I1N1D2U1C3T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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