- 1induce somebody to do something (formal) to persuade or influence someone to do something Nothing would induce me to take the job.
- 2 induce something (formal) to cause something drugs that induce sleep a drug-induced coma
- 3induce somebody/something (medical) to make a woman start giving birth to her baby by giving her special drugs induced labor We'll have to induce her.
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NAmE//ɪnˈdus//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they induce
he / she / it induces
past simple induced
-ing form inducing