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  • v. Present participle of induce.
  • adj. That induces; inductive

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. act of bringing about a desired result


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  • Surprisingly, one recent study done on young men even concluded that "low-load high volume resistance exercise is more effective in inducing acute muscle anabolism than high-load low volume or work matched resistance exercise modes."

    Jill S. Brown: A Weighty Issue: Surprising Research on Lifting Light vs. Lifting Heavy

  • The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The limited perception and understanding that exists of the case is that it is simply a business fraud suit by Clinton donor and erstwhile Clinton employer Peter Paul against Bill Clinton who was aided and abetted by Hillary in inducing Paul to spend more than $1.2 million to elect Hillary to the Senate with a false promise to work with paul when Clinton left the White House.

    Clinton adviser makes superdelegate pitch

  • The Pistons were successful in inducing the Bulls to give P.J. Brown way too many shots.

    Matthew Yglesias » Missing Pau-er?

  • For me it all hinges on that shared sense of purpose in inducing "enthusiasm".

    The Sacred Domain

  • For now, I think all of you folks who lose sleep over such nonsense should keep your refunded amounts in a special personal fund for rehabilitation after the heart attacks you are inducing from the tension you are creating within yourselves over inconsequential matters such as this.

    Mexican Tourist Tax Up Date

  • Experience has proven to the contrary; and if to bring a rise on the first cast or two calls for the exercise of those attributes of the expert fly fisherman, what measure of skill must be ascribed to the angler who succeeds in inducing a rise after innumerable casts in the one spot?

    Field & Stream Classics: December 1912

  • They succeeded both in inducing a mutation in a bacteriophagic virus and "curing" a natural mutant of this virus so that it regained its natural properties.

    Press Release: The 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Nevertheless, I must confess that the tactics, to which I resorted, in inducing her to accept my invitation were shocking to say the least.

    Getting Out From Under

  • This project will be an important factor in inducing continued industrial growth in the area.

    The St. Lawrence Seaway


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  • My adjectival use: 'If the baby does not come soon they will try inducing.'

    August 22, 2011