in·duct | \ in-ˈdəkt \
inducted; inducting; inducts

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

2a : 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

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Examples of induct in a Sentence

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

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Watson last month became the 59th person inducted into the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Matt Le Cren,, "Welcome to the hall: Naperville Central coach Ed Watson looks back on stellar 26-year career in girls soccer," 13 July 2018 UConn's Chris Dailey and Tennessee's Mickie DeMoss become the first assistant coaches inducted to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday. Mike Anthony,, "Friends and Rivals, Hall Of Famers Chris Dailey And Mickie DeMoss Pushed Each Other During UConn-Tennessee," 9 June 2018 Only one band that's in has had all its members inducted individually. Marc Bona,, "2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction guide: What you need to know," 13 Apr. 2018 Twenty six year-old twins Isha and Akash have already been inducted into the business, with both holding key executive roles in the telecom business. Fortune, "8 Things to Know About Mukesh Ambani, Asia's Newest Richest Man," 13 July 2018 For more information and to register, visit Three Rockland High School alumni have been inducted into the the school’s academic hall of fame., "A craft-making class, honors for a school’s past graduates, and a harbor cleanup," 22 June 2018 Gilles took over the family business in 1981 and has since been inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again," 13 July 2018 The single earned a Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1999, and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2018. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "Downtown Music Publishing Acquires Booker T. Jones' Catalog: Exclusive," 10 July 2018 Wells is one of many radio vets who have been nominated for, but not yet inducted into, the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. Ben Fong-torres,, "Paul ‘Lobster’ Wells’ many anniversaries," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of induct

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for induct

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

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English Language Learners 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


in·duct | \ in-ˈdəkt \
inducted; inducting

Kids Definition of induct

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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