Meaning of INDUCE in English

INDUCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪndju:s, AM -du:s- ]

( induces, inducing, induced)

1.

To induce a state or condition means to cause it.

Doctors said surgery could induce a heart attack.

...an economic crisis induced by high oil prices.

VERB : V n , V-ed

2.

If you induce someone to do something, you persuade or influence them to do it.

More than 4,000 teachers were induced to take early retirement.

= persuade

VERB : be V-ed to-inf

3.

If a doctor or nurse induces labour or birth, they cause a pregnant woman to start giving birth by using drugs or other medical means. ( MEDICAL )

He might decide that it is best to induce labour.

VERB : V n

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