Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: induce
IPA transcription: [,…™nd'us]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: induce, bring_on
    Meaning: cause to arise; "induce a crisis"
  • Synonyms: induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
    Meaning: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "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: induce, stimulate, rush, hasten
    Meaning: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  • Synonyms: induce
    Meaning: reason or establish by induction
Usage examples
  • Nothing could induce him to stay out, however, so we walked on.
  • At the first attempt to induce the magnetic somnolency, the mesmerist entirely failed.
  • But he had received a good lesson and never after that could the old piper induce him to steal.
  • "I suppose he hoped I would think his altered looks might induce me to overlook any lack of resemblance to Bernard."
  • They hope, by securing to Evelina the fortune of her father, to induce Madame Duval to settle her own upon themselves.
  • If real ducks be used as decoy-birds, the males should be tied in one place and the females in another, to induce them to quack.
  • If Archie could induce Lady Ongar to marry him, he would not be called upon any longer to ring the bells and look after the stable.
  • It was some time before I could induce my poor companions to believe that this sad reverse in our prospects had actually taken place.
  • "Excuse me," Sergey Ivanovitch interposed with a smile, "self-interest did not induce us to work for the emancipation of the serfs, but we did work for it."
  • There was an hour during which he could continue to exercise his eloquence upon his niece, and endeavour to induce her to authorise him to contradict her own letter.