Meaning of INDUCE in English


[verb] [T] [formal] - to persuade (someone) to do something, or to cause (something) to happenThey induced her to take the job by promising editorial freedom. [+ object + to infinitive]Pills for seasickness often induce drowsiness.Nothing could induce me (= I definitely cannot be persuaded) to climb a mountain/ride a bike. [+ object + to infinitive](formal) If doctors induce a pregnant woman/a baby, they cause the baby to be born before its natural time.Twins are often induced.I was induced because the baby was three weeks overdue. -induced [suffix]-induced means caused by the stated person or activity.a self-induced illnesswork-induced stress

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