in·duce /ɪnˈdus, ˈdjus/
in·duce /ɪnˈd(j)us/ 及物動詞
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.
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]