• WordNet 3.6
    • v induce reason or establish by induction
    • v induce 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"
    • v induce cause to arise "induce a crisis"
    • v induce cause to occur rapidly "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
    • v induce produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Idiana it is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to induce laughter.
    • Induce To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure; anaphylactic shock induced by exposure to a allergen. "Sour things induces a contraction in the nerves."
    • Induce (Genetics, Biochemistry) To cause the expression of (a gene or gene product) by affecting a transcription control element on the genome, either by inhibiting a negative control or by activating a positive control; to derepress; as, lactose induces the production of beta-galactosidase in Eschericia coli..
    • Induce To draw on; to overspread.
    • Induce (Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce.
    • Induce To lead in; to introduce. "The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the first Iliad."
    • Induce To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to persuade; to move by persuasion or influence. "He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . . though he may be induced , persuaded, prevailed upon, tempted.""Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce you to ruin your reputation."
    • Induce (Physics) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In New Hampshire it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.
    • induce To lead in; bring in; introduce.
    • induce To draw on; place upon.
    • induce To lead by persuasion or influence; prevail upon; incite.
    • induce To lead to; bring about by persuasion or influence; bring on or produce in any way; cause: as, his mediation induced a compromise; opium induces sleep.
    • induce In physics, to cause or produce by proximity without contact or apparent transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body which is in an opposite electric or magnetic state.
    • induce To infer by induction.
    • induce Synonyms and Impel, Induce, etc. See actuate, and list under incite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word Assassin is derived from a Middle Eastern religious and political sect known as Hashishins. The name means 'hashish smoker'which refers to the practice of taking hashish to induce visions of ecstacy before murdering their enemies as their religious duty. They were very good at what they did.
    • v.t Induce in-dūs′ to prevail on: to cause or produce in any way: :
    • v.t Induce in-dūs′ (obs.) to place upon
    • v.t Induce in-dūs′ (physics) to cause, as an electric state, by mere proximity of surfaces
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.”
  • Lord Byron
    “The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.”
  • Marianne Williamson
    Marianne Williamson
    “When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    “The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.”
  • Lance Morrow
    Lance Morrow
    “Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.”
  • Paul Theroux
    Paul Theroux
    “Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inducere, inductum,; pref. in-, in + ducere, to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inducĕre, inductumin, into, ducĕre, to lead.


In literature:

Iaroslaf's first work was to induce them to return and rebuild their homes.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Mr. Chaplain made a second effort to induce him to escape but he still refused.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
Tears were shed and kissed away; kisses induced the fall of gentler tears.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Besides, Sallustius has been always at my side to prompt me to spare no pains to induce Lucceius to be reconciled to you.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Various motives thus combined to induce migration.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
The following year I carried out my long-intended plan, having induced one of my cousins to join me in it.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
News now arrived which induced them to believe that Mr Petherick was indeed on his road up the Nile, endeavouring to reach them.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
My arms ached, and my hands felt cramped, still the love of life induced me not to give in.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Still nothing would induce our captain to run back or to endeavour to make his way across the Atlantic in a more southerly latitude.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ten of the Frenchmen only could be induced to promise their assistance.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston

In poetry:

There was an Old Person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon rabbits;
When he'd eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person whose habits," by Edward Lear
THAT her sweet babe might be induced to eat,
So meant the bird of Fred'rick to intreat;
Her boy was heard continually to cry,
Unless he had the falcon, he should die.
"The Falcon" by Jean de La Fontaine
His hair hung disorder'd, his garments were loose,
His wrists were encircled by chain;
Yet all these oppressions could never induce
Young Edmund's firm soul to complain.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
Simple—yet how profound
The feeling that induces this deathless air!
Did heart-ache—or depair,
Or dream,
Inspire its notes, that spread so charm’d a stream
Of harmony around?
"On A Movement Of Beethoven’s" by George MacDonald
'Tis Ayesha herself, who induced by a dream,
Came to bury the talisman deep in this well:
Down she cast the lov'd ring: by the morning's bright beam
In the eyes of Anglama it flash'd as it fell.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
No, in the theatre we see vice punished and virtue rewarded,
The villain either hanged or shot, and his career retarded;
Therefore the theatre is useful in every way,
And has no inducement to lead the people astray.
"Lines in Defence of the Stage" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' will induce laughter, squirming (B).
Teen Charged With Hiring Man to Beat Her to Induce Miscarriage May Face More Charges.
The state alleged that Temple knowingly induced his 15-year-old neighbor to leave her house.
Research has found that babies that remain in their mother for 39 weeks or more face fewer complications than those who are induced at 37 or 38 weeks.
But doctors induced labor more and more through the 1990s and 2000s.
Probably the most interesting part of the show was watching how Dub Trio induced their sound into Matisyahu's music.
It has been induced throughout history by such triggers as newspaper society pages, party pictures and annual holiday letters — and e-mail — depicting people at their festive best.
Many viewers have complained that "Avatar" and other 3-D films give them headaches, nausea, blurred vision and other symptoms of visually induced motion sickness.
Makers say CDs induce more restful sleep.
Induce is sort of like the dark horse of the DJ pack.
Piazza's injury might induce A's to let him go.
Thanks to these local rockers, kids' music no longer has to induce nausea.
Themes of spirituality and renewal reign on Induce 's debut album, Cycle.
AP Photo/John DunnPedro Ciriaco turns the 3-6-3 double play induced by Craig Breslow and Ryan Lavarnway.
Yalies Craig Breslow, Ryan Lavarnway induced a double play to drop the Yanks.

In science:

The goal is now to show, that the induced ⌣ and B -operators on Hochschildcohomology form a BV-algebra structure whose implied Gerstenhaber structure is given by the map induced from [., .].
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
If every arc of A (D) with both end-vertices in V (H ) is in A (H ), we say that H is induced by the set X = V (H ) and H is an induced subdigraph of D .
The underlying digraph of a coined quantum random walk
The relation ≤T induces a well-defined partial order on D (simply denoted ≤) and the operation ⊕ induces a well-defined least upper bound operation ∪ on D .
Independence Properties of Algorithmically Random Sequences
The surface E ′ (induced by ξ ) is a logarithmic m-twist at ∞ of E (induced from ¯E ).
Special elliptic fibrations
In other words, the induced curving is expected to be seen if the background moments are as small as, or smaller than the induced moment.
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments