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

transitive verb

: to put in formal possession (as of a benefice or office) : install
was inducted as president of the college
: to admit as a member
inducted into a scholastic society
: to enroll for military training or service (as under a selective service act)

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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Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


in·​duct in-ˈdəkt How to pronounce induct (audio)
: to place in office : install
: to draft into military service

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