Definition of induce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    induce

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪnˈdus//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they induce
     
    he / she / it induces
     
    past simple induced
     
    -ing form inducing
     
     
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  1. 1induce somebody to do something (formal) to persuade or influence someone to do something Nothing would induce me to take the job.
  2. 2 induce something (formal) to cause something drugs that induce sleep a drug-induced coma
  3. 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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