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English verb: induce

1. induce (creation) cause to arise


SamplesInduce a crisis.


Synonymsbring on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring forth, generate

2. induce (communication) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner


SamplesThe ads induced me to buy a VCR.
My children finally got me to buy a computer.
My wife made me buy a new sofa.


ExamplesThey induce him to write the letter


Synonymscause, get, have, make, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)bring, compel, decide, encourage, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, solicit, suborn

3. induce (creation) cause to occur rapidly


SamplesThe infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions.


Synonymshasten, rush, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)effect, effectuate, set up

4. induce (cognition) reason or establish by induction


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conclude, reason, reason out


Domain categorylogic, logical system, system of logic

5. induce (creation) produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes


Synonymsinduct


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring about, give rise, produce


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics









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