[ UK /ɪndjˈuːs/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈdus/ ]
  1. cause to occur rapidly
    the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions
  2. reason or establish by induction
  3. produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
  4. cause to arise
    induce a crisis
  5. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    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
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How To Use induce In A Sentence

  • Therefore, in the case of acute overdose, gastric lavage or induced emesis should be utilized to remove unabsorbed lithium.
  • Watching replays of her victory run induced nervousness. Times, Sunday Times
  • ‘Tree surfing’ is euphoria-induced skylarking on a windy day.
  • Worse, as the streams bend to equalize pressure behind the foil, and may set up a turbulent gyre further slowing the foil by induced drag.
  • These calories are used to: replenish your glycogen (the way you store fuel in your muscles and liver) and oxygen stores. resynthesize phosphagen (ATP-PC). remove lactate. repair the wear and tear on your muscles caused by exercise (and these patch kits are made up of protein, which is costly in terms of calories). return your increased ventilation, blood circulation and body temperature to pre-exercise levels. hormones exercise induces (which also require protein). Chicagotribune.com -
  • Now that grand finale will not happen, which must have induced sadness yesterday in all but the hardest of hearts. Times, Sunday Times
  • A reaction induced on the laboratory bench may, like yeast in inert dough, leaven the whole of mankind, lightening and lifting it to heights undreamed of by its ancestors. The Contribution of Creative Chemistry to the Humanities
  • It was explained to me that because I was far-gone I would have to give birth by being induced into labour.
  • 'I knew a case once where an heir who expected a large sum of money was bequeathed a family Bible, which he threw into the fire, learning afterwards, to his dismay, that it contained many thousands of pounds in Bank of England notes, the object of the devisor being to induce the legatee to read the good Book or suffer through the neglect of it.' The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont
  • I reckon we're in danger of raising a whole generation of undiscriminating couch potatoes afflicted by TV-induced Attention Deficit Disorder.
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