Definition of induct in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌkt/


[with object]
1Admit (someone) formally to a post or organization: arrangements for inducting new members to an organization
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  • I was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa international honors society earlier this evening - it's some sort of society for honors students with high overall grades.
  • She was inducted into the world of classical music by her mother at the age of four and has been receiving training since then.
  • She was rapidly inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters.
1.1Formally introduce (a member of the clergy) into possession of a benefice: he was then inducted as vicar of St Paul’s
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  • He was inducted to the pastorate of East Street Baptist Church in the London Borough of Southwick.
  • He was inducted to the pastorate of the Reformed Baptist Church, Inverness, on 17 January.
  • The service was held at St Mary's Parish Church and the newly inducted Vicar led the service in which the church choir took part.
1.2US Enlist (someone) for military service.
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  • Unfortunately, Donald was drafted for military service and was inducted into the U.S. Army in July.
  • In early 1941, he was inducted for a one-year draft at age 30, gaining a discharge on December 5 of that year.
  • He was the first post-World War I major leaguer inducted into military service in 1941.
1.3 (induct someone in/into) Introduce someone to (a difficult or obscure subject): my master inducted me into the skills of magic
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  • In Benaras he came in close contact with Karpatriji Maharaj, who inducted him into the Shaivite school of Hinduism and he was renamed Shiv Sharan.
  • I was inducted into the arcane mysteries of shutter speeds, f-stops, ASA / ISO and the curious phenomenon of the (separate, handheld) light meter.
  • You are inducted into a reservoir of knowledge.
introduce to, acquaint with, familiarize with, make familiar with, make conversant with, make aware of, inform of, give information about;
informal fill in on, gen up on, clue up on, clue in on, put in the picture about
2 archaic Install in a seat or room: Hugh and his friends were inducted into the most honourable seats



Pronunciation: /ɪndʌkˈtiː/
Example sentences
  • Looking at the list of inductees, it is telling to note that record label support (major label support in the vast majority of cases) is almost the rule.
  • The five inductees in the performer category were the top vote-getters among 15 nominees on this year's ballot.
  • I wore one from 18-22; I left it out on my first day at work only to find that one of my fellow inductees also had one


Late Middle English: from Latin induct- 'led into', from the verb inducere (see induce).

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