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Definition of Induce


  1. To lead in; to introduce.
  2. To draw on; to overspread.
  3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence.
  4. To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure.
  5. 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. To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce.

Induce Quotations

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
Alvin Toffler

The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don't think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.
Margaret Atwood

Life is a miracle, and we need to not fear trying to achieve our potential and reveal the remarkable creation we and all living things are and that our Creator has built into us the ability to induce self-healing.
Bernie Siegel

I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate and brazen lying as the one that begins, 'Have you read - .'
Wilson Mizner

The Moon stabilizes Earth's obliquity. Well, almost. The tilt actually varies between 22 and 24.5 degrees - and the variation is enough to induce such environmental inconveniences as the occasional ice age. Without the Moon, it might be much worse.
Seth Shostak
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Induce Translations

induce in Danish is slutte
induce in Dutch is besluiten, afleiden, concluderen
induce in French is induis, induisons, induisent, induissez, induire
induce in German is veranlassen, induzieren, veranlassen, bewegen
induce in Italian is provocare
induce in Latin is induco, adduco, induco indux inductum
induce in Portuguese is induza
induce in Spanish is inducir
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