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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Once inducted, the hosts will spend a day at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles for briefings and some hands-on training to bring them up to speed on things like company values, Porsche's history, and so on. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Porsche picks Turo for official peer-to-peer car sharing partner pilot," 12 Sep. 2018 Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has never been shy about admitting one of his career goals is to one day be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kent Somers, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson targeted as the next great cornerback in coach Steve Wilks' 'collection'," 14 June 2018 Last year, she was inducted into the National Minority Business Hall of Fame and was named a trailblazing woman in labor and business by the National Women's History Project. Fortune, "The 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business," 14 Mar. 2018 Castro, who was inducted into the Arizona High School Athletic Association Coaches Hall of Fame in 1994 for meritorious service, was head football coach for eight years at Tempe Marcos de Niza in the 1980s. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Former Marcos de Niza coach Frank Castro dies at 83," 13 July 2018 Watson joins Harris, who was inducted in 2002, Bucher (2003), Naperville Central’s John Paskvalich (2005), Neuqua Valley’s Joe Moreau (2013) and Benet’s Henry Wind (2015). 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 The announcement was made at Wynwood Walls by former Dolphins linebacker Nat Moore, who was inducted to the Walk of Fame in 2012, and it was attended by Offerdahl, Anderson and Duper. Mike Persak,, "Dolphins announce six new Walk of Fame inductees," 10 July 2018 The current and former members of the band who were inducted included Anderson, Kaye (who did not attend), Bruford (who quit in 1971 to join King Crimson), Howe, Wakeman, White, Rabin and — posthumously — Squire. George Varga,, "Yes, meet Yes! A year after Rock Hall of Fame induction, two bands embark on Yes 50th anniversary tours," 23 June 2018 Dailey, who was recently inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, enjoyed her time at the Travelers. Kelli Stacy,, "As Always, UConn Family Out In Force At Travelers Pro-Am," 21 June 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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