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induct

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verb in·duct \in-ˈdəkt\

Simple Definition of induct

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of induct

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put in formal possession (as of a benefice or office) :  install <was inducted as president of the college>

  3. 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)

  4. 3 :  lead, conduct

Examples of induct in a sentence

  1. The club will induct six new members this year.

  2. <inducted the pitcher into the Baseball Hall of Fame>



Origin and Etymology of induct

Middle English, from Medieval Latin inductus, past participle of inducere, from Latin


First Known Use: 14th century


INDUCT Defined for Kids

induct

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verb in·duct \in-ˈdəkt\

Definition of induct for Students

inducted

inducting

  1. 1 :  to take in as a member of a military service

  2. 2 :  to place in office

  3. 3 :  to officially introduce (someone) as a member





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