- 1 [with object and infinitive] Succeed in persuading or leading (someone) to do something: the pickets induced many workers to stay awayMore example sentences
- You should receive much more - like 9 per cent - to induce you to move from a riskless to a high-risk investment in stock funds.
- My father tried to induce me to learn Arabic poetry by heart, encouraged me, gave me prizes - also for knowledge in astronomy.
- By inducing us to look for the aesthetic features of things, the sense of beauty attracts us to what is most distinctive and individual in the objects we love.
- 2Bring about or give rise to: none of these measures induced a change of policyMore example sentences
bring about, bring on, cause, be the cause of, produce, effect, create, give rise to, generate, originate, instigate, engender, occasion, set in motion, develop, lead to, result in, have as a consequence, have as a result, trigger off, spark off, whip up, stir up, kindle, arouse, rouse, foster, promote, encourage• rare effectuate
- Dried hops are soft and sweet smelling with a natural narcotic effect that will induce restful sleep, while lavender flowers and rose petals are refreshingly fragrant.
- This herb has been proven to induce sleep and have a sedative effect, which can help pain sufferers sleep better.
- Cortisol levels can be elevated for a variety of reasons - hardcore training itself can induce this rise.
- 2.1Produce (an electric charge or current or a magnetic state) by induction: the current in the primary winding is induced by the rotating magnetMore example sentences
- Naturally occurring variations in the Earth's magnetic field induce eddy currents in the Earth that are detectable as electric field variations on the surface.
- According to Faraday's laws of electromagnetic induction, a changing magnetic field can induce electric current to flow in any conductive structure nearby.
- In 1831, Michael Faraday showed that a moving magnet could induce an electric current in a wire - the basis of an electric generator.
- 2.2 (usually as adjective induced) Physics Cause (radioactivity) by bombardment with radiation.More example sentences
- The energy levels of the gamma rays are too low to induce radioactivity.
- 3 Medicine Bring on (the birth of a baby) artificially, typically by the use of drugs: (as adjective induced) induced labourMore example sentences
- There was some concern that babies born during the day are more likely to be preterm or high risk babies who have had induced births.
- This confirms women's views that medical staff may induce a birth to prevent a caesarean section only when the woman is poor.
- The second option is known as a medically induced abortion (or medical induction abortion) and is similar to a late miscarriage.
- 3.1Bring on childbirth in (a pregnant woman) artificially, typically by the use of drugs: Carol was induced just four days before her baby’s due dateMore example sentences
- My waters had broken at home and they'd been trying to induce me but nothing was happening at all so I wasn't surprised when they said I'd need a caesarean section.
- Eventually, doctors managed to stabilise her condition and when she turned 36 weeks pregnant, induced her.
- Apparently I was induced when they realised my Mum had high blood pressure.
- 4 Logic Derive by inductive reasoning: from the experimental evidence, one infers or induces the hypothesisMore example sentences
- Moreover, Galileo approved Aristotle's position that explanatory principles must be induced from the data of sense experience.
- In fact, this is how the Pyrrhonists treated all sceptical arguments: as intended to induce suspension of judgement, not assent to a negative, epistemological conclusion.
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- Some drinks such as beer, fruit wine and rice wine contain an additional headache inducer, tyramine.
- All of the rifamycins are inducers of a variety of metabolic pathways, particularly those involving the various isozymes of the cytochrome P450 system.
- In a series of studies, they have shown that photosensitizers that localize in mitochondria are very efficient inducers of apoptosis.
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- In the eukaryotic genome, SP1 binding sites are well-known enhancer elements in genes with ubiquitous, yet inducible gene expression.
- Briefly, if pests attack infrequently and defense chemicals are energetically costly, selection should favor low basal levels but high inducible levels.
- However, antigen testing may yield false-negative results due to the phenomenon of inducible resistance and depend on the presence of cultured isolates.
late Middle English (formerly also as enduce): from Latin inducere 'lead in', from in- 'into' + ducere 'to lead', or from French enduire. Compare with endue.