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induce

in·duce

induce

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn dus
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: induced, induces, inducing
definition 1: to persuade or influence, as to a course of action.
There is nothing that could induce me to accept your offer.
synonyms:
convince, influence, inspire, persuade, rouse
antonyms:
dissuade
similar words:
argue, bend, bring, dispose, get, impel, lead, move, sway
definition 2: to cause or stimulate.
They found that the drug induces hallucinations.A primary aim of enemy propaganda is to induce fear.
 
synonyms:
cause, produce, stimulate
similar words:
encourage, get, incite, instigate
definition 3: in logic, to reason by induction.
antonyms:
deduce, deduct
definition 4: to produce (an electric charge or force, or magnetism) by induction.
similar words:
generate, produce
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derivations: inducible (adj.), inducer (n.)
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