in·​duct·​ee (ˌ)in-ˌdək-ˈtē How to pronounce inductee (audio)
: one who is inducted

Examples of inductee in a Sentence

a new crop of inductees produced by the draft
Recent Examples on the Web Rage Against the Machine, who began a comeback campaign in 2019, were announced as musician inductees alongside Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, George Michael, and the Spinners. Hattie Lindert, Pitchfork, 4 Nov. 2023 All six are this year’s inductees into the Oceanside High School Hall of Fame. Lola Sherman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Oct. 2023 Other performers celebrating the inductees included Olivia Rodrigo, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Common, Ice-T, LL Cool J, Miguel, Queen Latifah, Sia, Elton John, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, H.E.R., St. Vincent and New Edition. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 In addition to the emphasis on crossing genres, many of the speeches spoke to the political elements inherent in the inductees’ music and in their lives. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Nov. 2023 Joining Nelson as fellow inductees at this weekend’s Rock Hall celebrations are Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Rage Against the Machine, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, and the Spinners. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 3 Nov. 2023 Sandra Dibble, a 2017 Walk of Fame inductee who previously covered the border and Mexico for the Union-Tribune, presented him with the medal. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Oct. 2023 The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback wore a chic Rolex Day-Date to an event for this year’s 100 Next inductees on Tuesday evening. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 26 Oct. 2023 The hall has also been criticized for its relative lack of female and minority inductees, with some recent improvement. Lyric Li, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inductee was in 1940

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“Inductee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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