- 1Admit (someone) formally to a position or organization: each worker, if formally inducted into the Mafia, is known as a “soldier.”More example sentences
admit to, allow into, introduce to, initiate into, install in, instate in, swear into; appoint to
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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 magicMore example sentences
introduce to, acquaint with, familiarize with, make conversant with; ground in, instruct in, teach in, educate in, school in
- 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.
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- 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).