in·​duct | \ in-ˈdəkt How to pronounce induct (audio) \
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 : to enroll for military training or service (as under a selective service act)

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Celek was inducted into the La Salle High School Athletics Hall of Fame in January 2017. Dave Clark,, "Brent Celek of La Salle HS and UC named personnel consultant for Philadelphia Eagles," 7 Feb. 2020 Jones, 41, was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 18. Dennis Manoloff, cleveland, "Jason Belmonte set to defend PBA Tournament of Champions title at Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn," 6 Feb. 2020 Nearly 900 veterans have been inducted since the hall’s 1992 inception. USA TODAY, "‘Bag Full of Drugs,’ kiwiberries, retiring bulldog: News from around our 50 states," 6 Feb. 2020 Alabama was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville in October. Mary Colurso |, al, "Alabama’s 50th anniversary tour coming to Oak Mountain Amphitheatre," 6 Feb. 2020 The safety was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989 after winning five NFL titles and the first two Super Bowl Championships, according to a statement from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Willie Wood, former Packers safety and Hall of Famer, dies at 83," 4 Feb. 2020 Doleman, an Indianapolis native who played in college at Pittsburgh before being drafted by the Vikings with the fourth overall pick in 1985, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. Dave Campbell,, "Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman dead at 58," 29 Jan. 2020 Indeed, Terry was inducted into the TMHOF at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth in 2004; Bobby was honored in 2008. John Sturbin, Dallas News, "Bobby Labonte joins his brother as the only Texans in the NASCAR Hall of Fame," 29 Jan. 2020 Doleman, an Indianapolis native, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012., "Former 49ers defensive end Chris Doleman, Hall of Famer, dies at age 58," 29 Jan. 2020

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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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12 Feb 2020

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“Induct.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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
US : to enroll (someone) for military training or service


in·​duct | \ in-ˈdəkt How to pronounce induct (audio) \
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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