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Definition of induct verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] induct somebody (into something) (as something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they induct
    he / she / it inducts
    past simple inducted
    -ing form inducting
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  1. 1to formally give someone a job or position of authority, especially as part of a ceremony He had been inducted into the church as a priest the previous year.
  2. 2to officially introduce someone into a group or an organization This quarterback, inducted into the Hall of Fame over the summer, was second to none.
  3. 3to take someone into military service
  4. 4to introduce someone to a particular area of knowledge They were inducted into the skills of magic.
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