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Verb: induce  in'd(y)oos
  1. Cause to arise
    "induce a crisis";
    - bring on
  2. Make someone or something act in a particular way or do a particular thing
    "The ads induced me to buy a VCR";
    - stimulate, cause, have, get, make
  3. Cause to occur rapidly
    - stimulate, rush, hasten, accelerate, speed up
  4. (logic) reason or establish by induction
  5. (physics) produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
    - induct

Derived forms: induced, induces, inducing

Type of: bring about, bring forth, conclude, effect, effectuate, generate, give rise, produce, reason, reason out, set up

Encyclopedia: Induce