Originated 1350–1400 from Middle English induct, from Latin inductus, perfect passive participle of indūcō, equivalent to induce + -tus (past participle suffix).
induct (third-person singular simple present inducts, present participle inducting, simple past and past participle inducted)
- to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
- to introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
- to draft into military service.
- to bring in as a member.
to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
to draft into military service
- “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.