UK [ɪnˈdʌkt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "induct":
present tense I/you/we/they induct he/she/it inducts present participle inducting past tense inducted past participle inducted formal
1) to officially give someone a new job or position, especially in a formal ceremony

In his speech the principal congratulated the four new professors who had been inducted that afternoon.

a) to officially accept someone into a group
b) to officially take someone into the armed forces
3) to teach someone about something

English dictionary. 2014.

(into office), ,

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  • induct — in‧duct [ɪnˈdʌkt] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to officially introduce someone into a new job or organization, usually through a special ceremony: induct somebody into something • Mr Clay will be inducted into the company as president at a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Induct — In*duct , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inducting}.] [L. inductus, p. p. of inducere. See {Induce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring in; to introduce; to usher in. [1913 Webster] The independent orator inducting himself without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • induct — I verb admit, appoint, assign, bring in, call up, commission, conscript, delegate, employ, engage, give entrance to, impress, inaugurare, inaugurate, initiate, install, instate, introduce, introduce into office, invest, license, name, nominate,… …   Law dictionary

  • induct — (v.) late 14c., from L. inductus, pp. of inducere to lead (see INDUCE (Cf. induce)). Originally of church offices; sense of bring into military service is 1934 in Amer.Eng. Related: Inducted; inducting …   Etymology dictionary

  • induct — inaugurate, install, initiate, invest …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • induct — [v] take into an organization conscript, draft, enlist, inaugurate, initiate, install, instate, introduce, invest, recruit, sign on, sign up, swear in; concepts 50,88,320,384 Ant. blackball, expel, reject, turn away …   New thesaurus

  • induct — ► VERB 1) admit formally to a post or organization. 2) US enlist (someone) for military service. DERIVATIVES inductee noun. ORIGIN Latin inducere lead in …   English terms dictionary

  • induct — [in dukt′] vt. [ME inducten < L inductus, pp. of inducere: see INDUCE] 1. Obs. to bring or lead in 2. to place in a benefice or official position with formality or ceremony; install 3. a) to bring formally into a society or organization;… …   English World dictionary

  • induct — v. (D; tr.) to induct into (to induct smb. into the armed forces) * * * [ɪn dʌkt] (D; tr.) to induct into (to induct smb. into the armed forces) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • induct — in|duct [ınˈdʌkt] v [T usually passive] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of inducere; INDUCE] 1.) to officially give someone a job or position of authority, especially at a special ceremony induct sb to/into sth ▪ 18… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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