induct

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originated 1350–1400 from Middle English induct, from Latin inductus, perfect passive participle of indūcō, equivalent to induce + -tus (past participle suffix).

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VerbEdit

induct (third-person singular simple present inducts, present participle inducting, simple past and past participle inducted)

  1. to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
  2. to introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
  3. to draft into military service.
  4. to bring in as a member.

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ReferencesEdit

  • induct” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • induct” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "induct" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
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