from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place ceremoniously or formally in an office or a position; install: a service to induct the new president of the university.
- transitive v. To admit as a member; receive.
- transitive v. To admit to military service: a draftee waiting to be inducted into the army.
- transitive v. To introduce, as to new experience or knowledge; initiate: She was inducted into the ways of the legal profession.
- transitive v. Physics To induce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to formally or ceremoniously install in an office, position, et cetera.
- v. to introduce into (particularly if certain knowledge or experience is required, such as ritual adulthood or cults).
- v. to draft into military service.
- v. to bring in as a member.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To introduce; initiate.
- To introduce, especially into an office or employment; put formally in possession; inaugurate or install.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. admit as a member
- v. produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
- v. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
- v. introduce or initiate
- v. accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
Video evidence of the event shows Keith looking sick to his stomach and cackling like a hyena at the absurdity of his mission, and doing it right in the heavily-bearded faces of the band he was to induct into this laughing stock of an embalming center.
I got to induct Frank R. Paul into the Hall of Fame last year, and it was a thrilling, incredible experience.
India wants to acquire the fighter jets to modernize its ageing fleet of MiG-21s--dating back to the 1960s--as Pakistan and China induct new planes.
Schilling announced his retirement this spring, and as the Hall of Fame prepares to induct its newest class, many observers are already looking ahead to 2013, when both he and Clemens will be on the ballot for the first time.
Renschler said Daimler has no plan to induct an Indian equity partner in its wholly owned unit, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt.
Tyler's apparent change of mind makes me want to start a Spence Club for believers in the signaling model of education (analogous to Mankiw's Pigou Club) and induct Tyler - or at least his Inner Economist - as the second member.
A couple of pages later, he is discussing whether to induct Nowitzki into the “42 Club,” which is named for a strange (but helpful) statistical formula that Simmons himself has created.
The biggest scandal in baseball at the moment is the Baseball Hall of Fame's failure -- for the fourth time -- to induct Marvin Miller, who freed players from indentured servitude.
If your goals are defined in terms of a collaborative task outcome (as in football) then everyone brings to the task their particualr skills, and it is in the interests of those with many skills to induct those with fewer.
The question has been particularly acute in my own line of work – online teacher education – as we induct new instructors into our program at the New School.