induct

verb

in·​duct in-ˈdəkt How to pronounce induct (audio)
inducted; inducting; inducts

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
: to enroll for military training or service (as under a selective service act)
3

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Example Sentences

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

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of induct was in the 14th century

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“Induct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/induct. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition

induct

verb
in·​duct in-ˈdəkt How to pronounce induct (audio)
inducted; inducting
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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