in·duct /ɪnˈdəkt/ 及物動詞
In·duct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Inducting.]
1. To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.
The independent orator inducting himself without further ceremony into the pulpit. --Sir W. Scott.
2. To introduce, as to a benefice or office; to put in actual possession of the temporal rights of an ecclesiastical living, or of any other office, with the customary forms and ceremonies.
The prior, when inducted into that dignity, took an oath not to alienate any of their lands. --Bp. Burnet.
v 1: place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;
"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the
Academy" [syn: invest, seat]
2: accept young people into society, usually with some rite;
"African men are initiated when they reach puberty" [syn:
3: admit as a member; "We were inducted into the honor society"
4: produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic
processes [syn: induce]
5: introduce or initiate; "The young geisha was inducted into
the ways of her profession"