Definitions for: Induce

[v] reason or establish by induction
[v] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
[v] cause to arise; "induce a crisis"
[v] of bodily processes such as fever, illness, etc.

Webster (1913) Definition: In*duce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Induced; p. pr. & vb.
n. Inducing.] [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere
to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.]
1. To lead in; to introduce. [Obs.]

The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the
first Iliad. --Pope.

2. To draw on; to overspread. [A Latinism] --Cowper.

3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to
move by persuasion or influence. --Shak.

He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . .
though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon,
tempted. --Paley.

Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce
you to ruin your reputation. --Dryden.

4. To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by
fatigue or exposure.

Sour things induces a contraction in the nerves.

5. (Physics) To produce, or cause, by proximity without
contact or transmission, as a particular electric or
magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another
body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.

6. (Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all
the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce.

Syn: To move; instigate; urge; impel; incite; press;
influence; actuate.

Synonyms: bring on, cause, get, hasten, have, make, rush, stimulate, stimulate

See Also: bring, bring about, bring forth, compel, conclude, decide, effect, effectuate, encourage, generate, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, reason, reason out, set up, solicit, suborn, sway

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