Translation of induce in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈduːs; ɪnˈdjuːs/


  • 1 (persuade, cause) to induce sb to + inf inducir* a algn a + inf whatever induced him to change his mind? ¿qué lo habrá inducido or llevado a cambiar de opinión? even fine weather failed to induce him outdoors ni siquiera el buen tiempo lo animó a salir
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    • 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.
  • 3 [Med] 3.1 [hypnosis/sleep] inducir*, provocar* 3.2 [labor] provocar*, inducir* they had to induce her (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] le tuvieron que provocar el parto
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 4 [Elec] [current] inducir*
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    • 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.

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