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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·duce /ɪnˈdus, ˈdjus/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·duce /ɪnˈd(j)us/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·duce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Induced p. pr. & vb. n. Inducing ]
 1. To lead in; to introduce. [Obs.]
    The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the first Iliad.   --Pope.
 2. To draw on; to overspread. [A Latinism]
 3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to persuade; to move by persuasion or influence.
    He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . . though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon, tempted.   --Paley.
    Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce you to ruin your reputation.   --Dryden.
 4. To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure; anaphylactic shock induced by exposure to a allergen.
    Sour things induces a contraction in the nerves.   --Bacon.
 5. Physics To produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.
 6. Logic To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce.
 Syn: -- To move; instigate; urge; impel; incite; press; influence; actuate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause to arise; "induce a crisis" [syn: bring on]
      2: 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" [syn: stimulate,
          cause, have, get, make]
      3: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high
         fever and allergic reactions" [syn: stimulate, rush, hasten]
      4: reason or establish by induction
      5:  produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic
         processes [syn: induct]