1. [ verb ] place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
Synonyms: seat invest

"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"

Related terms: install seat inductee
2. [ verb ] produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
Synonyms: induce
Related terms: produce physics induction inductance induction
3. [ verb ] (education) introduce or initiate

"The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession"

Related terms: teach trigger
4. [ verb ] admit as a member

"We were inducted into the honor society"

Related terms: receive
5. [ verb ] accept young people into society, usually with some rite
Synonyms: initiate

"African men are initiated when they reach puberty"

Related terms: admit initiation initiate initiate
Similar spelling:   inductor