What is the meaning of induce?


  • Cause to arise.
    • usage: "induce a crisis"
  • Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.
    • usage: "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"
  • Cause to occur rapidly.
    • usage: "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  • Reason or establish by induction.
  • Produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes.
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