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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Induce  \In*duce"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Induced};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Inducing}.]  [L.  inducere,  inductum  pref.  in-  in  +  ducere 
  to  lead.  See  {Duke},  and  cf  {Induct}.] 
  1.  To  lead  in  to  introduce.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  poet  may  be  seen  inducing  his  personages  in  the 
  first  Iliad.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  induce 
  v  1:  cause  to  arise;  "induce  a  crisis"  [syn:  {bring  on}] 
  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"  [syn:  {stimulate}, 
  {cause},  {have},  {get},  {make}] 
  3:  of  bodily  processes  such  as  fever,  illness,  etc  [syn:  {stimulate}, 
  {rush},  {hasten}] 
  4:  reason  or  establish  by  induction 




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