Definitions of induce

  1. cause to arise; " induce a crisis"
  2. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; " The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; " My children finally got me to buy a computer"; " My wife made me buy a new sofa"
  3. of bodily processes such as fever, illness, etc.
  4. reason or establish by induction
  5. cause to occur rapidly; " the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  6. produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
  7. To lead in; to introduce.
  8. To draw on; to overspread.
  9. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence.
  10. To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure.
  11. To produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.
  12. To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; - the opposite of deduce.
  13. To lead on; to influence; prevail upon; bring on; effect; cause; produce by magnetic or electric action.
  14. 1. To produce, to cause. 2. To produce by electric or magnetic induction.
  15. To prevail on: to cause: ( physics) to cause, as an electric state, by mere proximity of surfaces.
  16. INDUCER.
  17. To prevail on; cause.
  18. To influence to an act; prevail on.
  19. To lead to or produce.
  20. To prevail on; to bring on; to cause; to cause, as an electric or magnetic condition, by mere proximity.
  21. To move by persuasion or argument; to prevail on; to influence by motives.

Usage examples for induce

  1. Nothing would induce me to trouble him on the subject." – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. " Nothing would induce me to do it. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  3. Leah's name was not mentioned, nor the attempt to induce the lonely wife to join them at dinner again renewed. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. There's nothing to induce feelings of that sort. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  5. The subject was of sufficient importance to induce me to write to you. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  6. I like them myself, and I hope they will help to induce you to stay in Vienna as long as you can. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  7. I cannot induce any of my friends to lend him a hand. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. I shall induce him to take a holiday." – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  9. Ettinger was to hold out, and induce the others to hold out with him if he could. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  10. It was such a terrible lesson to her: nothing would induce her to try such a thing again. – Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw
  11. Half an hour dragged by, during which no remark of his could induce her to speak. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  12. It required the assistance of two Krooboys to induce you to lie down again, and Miss Castro helped me to pick up the papers. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  13. Are we going to induce the best class of Negroes to take less and less interest in government, and to give up their right to take such an interest, without a protest? – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  14. Although not fully alive to the danger of the storm, they saw enough to induce a course of rapid action. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  15. We will go back to- night; nothing will induce me to sleep in this place. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  16. She had even fixed on the smallest sum- two dollars and a half a week- at which she thought she might induce him to compromise, if all her eloquence failed. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  17. Only Jonas, struggling to induce the Secretary to take a decent amount of sleep, nodded wisely to himself. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  18. Will he induce her to visit his rooms? – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  19. I did my utmost, but nothing could induce her to stay. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  20. Occasionally I could induce him to talk, but he did not like to be " drawn." – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory