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Definition 1: reason or establish by induction - [verb of cognition]

(induce is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(induce belongs to category ...) a system of reasoning

Definition 2: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner - [verb of communication]

Samples where induce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for induce in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of induce ) cause to decide

"This new development finally decided me!"

(... is a kind of induce ) induce to commit perjury or give false testimony

"The President tried to suborn false witnesses"

(... is a kind of induce ) serve as the inciting cause of

"She prompted me to call my relatives"

(... is a kind of induce ) cause to undertake a certain action

"Her greed led her to forge the checks"

(... is a kind of induce ) actively cause something to happen

"I let it be known that I was not interested"

(... is a kind of induce ) spur on

"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

(... is a kind of induce ) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"

(... is a kind of induce ) induce or persuade

"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

(... is a kind of induce ) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of induce ) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

Definition 3: cause to arise - [verb of creation]

Samples where induce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • induce a crisis

Synonyms for induce in the sense of this definition

(induce is a kind of ...) bring into existence

"The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" "The computer generated this image" "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

Definition 4: cause to occur rapidly - [verb of creation]

Samples where induce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Synonyms for induce in the sense of this definition

(induce is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

Definition 5: produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for induce in the sense of this definition

(induce is a kind of ...) cause to happen, occur or exist

"This procedure produces a curious effect" "The new law gave rise to many complaints" "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor" "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"

(induce belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

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