in·duct·ee | \(ˌ)in-ˌdək-ˈtē, in-ˈdək-ˌtē\

Definition of inductee 

: one who is inducted

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Synonyms for inductee


conscript, draftee, selectee

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Examples of inductee in a Sentence

a new crop of inductees produced by the draft

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The former wide receiver is a 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who played 16 years in the league. Charlotte Carroll,, "Terrell Owens Declines His Invitation to Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," 7 June 2018 The next class of Houston Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at next year's Houston Sports Award banquet. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Houston's legendary 34s get their Hall of Fame rings," 4 June 2018 Plus, Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees & Timbiriche's tour dates. Suzette Fernandez, Billboard, "Latin Notas: J Balvin Supports Maluma's Album, Residente Offers a Massive Concert in Puerto Rico & More," 22 May 2018 Finalists announced for World Video Game Hall of Fame Calling all gamers to help pick World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees., "L.L. Bean to open Boston store on April 6," 28 Mar. 2018 USA TODAY Sports Future inductee Terrell Owens won’t be in Canton, Ohio, for next month’s enshrinement festivities, so the Pro Football Hall of Fame will simply ignore him during its annual induction ceremony next month. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Pro Football Hall of Fame won't individually honor absent Terrell Owens," 12 July 2018 These local inductees are all students at Florida International University in Miami. Judith Zizzo,, "Students from North Lauderdale, nearby inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society," 6 July 2018 A few hours before the 2018 Hall of Fame class is inducted in Canton, inductee Terrell Owens plans to hold his own event in Tennessee. Jacob Feldman,, "Reuben Foster Headlines the NFL's Week in Suspensions," 6 July 2018 Shandy Boyd Smith grew up in west Louisville and went onto become a national track star and inductee in the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "Proposed Russell sports complex receives $10 million in city funding," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of inductee

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inductee was in 1940

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to reject or criticize sharply

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