Definition of induct
1 : to put in formal possession (as of a benefice or office) : install was inducted as president of the college
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 of induct from the Web
Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley were among the Hall's first inductees in 1986, and 802 artists have been inducted so far.
Anna Wintour, legendary editor of American Vogue, was inducted into the Order of the British Empire earlier this year, but on Monday finally celebrated her achievement in the United States.
The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members on Friday, June 23, in Lexington.
Jay Z became the first rapper inducted into the prestigious organization and was the first hip-hop act nominated for the honor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z, whose wife Beyonce is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a charismatic longtime fan: former President Barack Obama.
Meilinger is one of five members of the College Football Hall of Fame inducted as a Kentucky player.
Locals named Phi Beta Kappa inductees Naperville residents Aditya Dewanjee and Aaron May were inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This past April, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Origin and Etymology of induct
Middle English, from Medieval Latin inductus, past participle of inducere, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
INDUCT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of induct for Students
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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