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induce (v.)

formerly also enduce, late 14c., "to lead by persuasions or other influences," from Latin inducere "lead into, bring in, introduce, conduct; persuade; suppose, imagine," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + ducere "to lead" (from PIE root *deuk- "to lead"). Meaning "to bring about" in any way (in reference to a trance, a fever, etc.) is from early 15c.; sense of "to infer by reasoning" is from 1560s. Electro-magnetic sense first recorded 1777. Related: Induced; inducing.

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Definitions of induce

induce (v.)
cause to arise;
induce a crisis
Synonyms: bring on
induce (v.)
cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;
The ads induced me to buy a VCR
Synonyms: stimulate / cause / have / make
induce (v.)
cause to occur rapidly;
Synonyms: stimulate / rush / hasten
induce (v.)
reason or establish by induction;
induce (v.)
produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes;
Synonyms: induct
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