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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Cause to do; Cause to arise; Cause to occur rapidly. To persuade someone to do something, especially something that does not seem wise.

Usage examples (33)
  • induce a crisis
  • But does his name induce thirst for a vodka martini?
  • He would fain induce me to believe I did not know my road.
  • Both terms induce an infinite reduction sequence, that is, an infinite chain of successive one-step reductions. for more
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