|1.||[ verb ] place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position|
"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|
|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"
|5.||[ verb ] accept young people into society, usually with some rite|
"African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
|Related terms:||admit initiation initiate initiate|