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Definition of induct verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    induct

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌkt//
     
    [often passive] induct somebody (into something) (as something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they induct
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌkt//
     
    he / she / it inducts
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌkts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌkts//
     
    past simple inducted
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌktɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌktɪd//
     
    past participle inducted
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌktɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌktɪd//
     
    -ing form inducting
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʌktɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʌktɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to formally give somebody a job or position of authority, especially as part of a ceremony He had been inducted into the church as a priest in the previous year.
  2. 2to officially introduce somebody into a group or an organization, especially the army
  3. 3to introduce somebody to a particular area of knowledge They were inducted into the skills of magic.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin induct- ‘led into’, from the verb inducere ‘lead in’, from in- ‘into’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
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