in·​duct | \ in-ˈdəkt \
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
c : to enroll for military training or service (as under a selective service act)
3 : lead, conduct

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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

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There’s no question Mr. James will be inducted into basketball’s Hall of Fame. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Why Superstars Make Lousy Bosses," 20 Oct. 2018 Lauren Hill, the Mount Saint Joseph University basketball player, who died in 2015 from terminal brain cancer, will be inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Lauren Hill to be inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame 3 years after brain cancer death," 9 Aug. 2018 In 2007, you were inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "131 Totally Uncensored Minutes with David Lee Roth, From His New Tattoo Skincare Line to the Secret of Van Halen," 11 Dec. 2018 After graduating from Princeton in 1943, he was inducted into the Army. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Robert Gardiner, Wall Street Giant, Helped Sears With ‘Socks and Stocks’ Strategy," 16 Nov. 2018 They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, while Steven Tyler and Joe Perry made it into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Aerosmith to start Las Vegas residency in April 2019," 15 Aug. 2018 Most recently, he was inducted by the American Osteopathic Association as one of the first 40 Great Pioneers in Osteopathic Medicine., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/13," 13 July 2018 He's been inducted into the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association's Hall of Fame. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "What soccer-loving uncle taught 2 top Michigan teachers," 13 July 2018 He was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Disabato: Harvey native Keith Rucker 'about giving back and paying it forward' with youth football camp," 10 July 2018

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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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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

: to enroll (someone) for military training or service


in·​duct | \ in-ˈdəkt \
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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