induct

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verb in·duct \in-ˈdəkt\

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. 2a :  to admit as a member inducted into a scholastic societyb :  introduce, initiatec :  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

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Origin and Etymology of induct

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


INDUCT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of induct for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INDUCT Defined for Kids

induct

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verb in·duct \in-ˈdəkt\

Definition of induct for Students

inducted

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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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