1. [ verb ] cause to arise
Synonyms: bring_on

"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
Synonyms: induct
Related terms: produce physics induction inductance induction
Similar spelling:   inducer