|1.||[ verb ] cause to arise|
"induce a crisis"
|Related terms:||generate inducement|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner|
|Synonyms:||make cause have get stimulate|
: "The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
|Related terms:||compel lead let persuade prompt decide encourage bring solicit suborn cause stimulation stimulation causing persuader inducement trigger|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to occur rapidly|
|Synonyms:||stimulate hasten rush|
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
|Related terms:||effect induction|
|4.||[ verb ] (logic) reason or establish by induction|
|Related terms:||reason logic|
|5.||[ verb ] produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes|
|Related terms:||produce physics induction inductance induction|