Search Result for "induce":
1. cause to arise;
- Example: "induce a crisis"
[syn: induce, bring on]
2. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;
- Example: "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"
- Example: "My children finally got me to buy a computer"
- Example: "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
[syn: induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make]
3. cause to occur rapidly;
- Example: "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
[syn: induce, stimulate, rush, hasten]
4. reason or establish by induction;
5. produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes;
[syn: induce, induct]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Induce \In*duce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Induced; p. pr. & vb. n. Inducing.] [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lead in; to introduce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the first Iliad. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw on; to overspread. [A Latinism] --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to persuade; to move by persuasion or influence. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . . though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon, tempted. --Paley. [1913 Webster] Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce you to ruin your reputation. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure; anaphylactic shock induced by exposure to a allergen. [1913 Webster +PJC] Sour things induces a contraction in the nerves. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 6. (Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce. 7. (Genetics, Biochemistry) To cause the expression of (a gene or gene product) by affecting a transcription control element on the genome, either by inhibiting a negative control or by activating a positive control; to derepress; as, lactose induces the production of beta-galactosidase in Eschericia coli.. [PJC] Syn: To move; instigate; urge; impel; incite; press; influence; actuate. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
127 Moby Thesaurus words for "induce": actuate, admonish, affect, argue, arouse, bend, bias, bring, bring about, bring around, bring forth, bring on, bring out, bring to light, cajole, call forth, call out, call up, carry, cause, caution, charge, coax, collect, color, conclude, contrive, convince, create, decide, deduce, derive, determine, dispose, drag out, draw, draw a conclusion, draw an inference, draw down, draw forth, draw on, draw out, educe, effect, egg on, elicit, encourage, engage, engender, enjoin, enlist, entice, evoke, exhort, expostulate, extract, fetch, find, gather, generate, get, get from, get out of, get to do, give rise to, glean, goad, impel, incite, incline, infer, influence, inspire, instigate, interest in, inveigle, issue a caveat, lead, lead to, lure, motivate, move, nudge, obtain, occasion, persuade, preach, predispose, press, prevail on, prevail upon, procure, prod, produce, prompt, provoke, push, reason, reason that, remonstrate, rouse, secure, seduce, set in motion, soften up, spur, stimulate, summon forth, summon up, superinduce, sway, take as proved, talk into, tempt, tinge, tone, urge, wangle, wangle out of, warn, wear down, weigh with, winkle out, work, work up, worm out, worm out of