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verb [with object]
1succeed in persuading or influencing (someone) to do something: [with object and infinitive]:the pickets induced many workers to stay away 2bring about or give rise to:none of these measures induced a change of policy produce (an electric charge or current or a magnetic state) by induction.
(usually as adjective induced
) Physics cause (radioactivity) by bombardment with radiation.
3 Medicine bring on (the birth of a baby) artificially, typically by the use of drugs. bring on childbirth in (a pregnant woman) artificially, typically by the use of drugs. 4 Logic derive by inductive reasoning.