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induct

verb in·duct \in-ˈdəkt\

: to have (someone) officially begin a new job, position, or government office

: to officially make (someone) a member of a group or organization

: to enroll (someone) for military training or service

Full Definition of INDUCT

transitive verb
1
:  to put in formal possession (as of a benefice or office) :  install <was inducted as president of the college>
2
a :  to admit as a member <inducted into a scholastic society>
b :  introduce, initiate
c :  to enroll for military training or service (as under a selective service act)
3
:  lead, conduct

Examples of INDUCT

  1. The club will induct six new members this year.
  2. <inducted the pitcher into the Baseball Hall of Fame>

Origin of INDUCT

Middle English, from Medieval Latin inductus, past participle of inducere, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th century
INDUCT Defined for Kids

induct

verb in·duct \in-ˈdəkt\
in·duct·edin·duct·ing

Definition of INDUCT for Kids

1
:  to take in as a member of a military service
2
:  to place in office
3
:  to officially introduce (someone) as a member

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