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Induct   /ɪndˈəkt/   Listen

(past & past part. inducted; pres. part. inducting)
Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position.  Synonyms: invest, seat.
Accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite.  Synonym: initiate.
Admit as a member.
Produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes.  Synonym: induce.
Introduce or initiate.

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"Induct" Quotes from Famous Books

... indifferently from Hindu and Mohammedan belief. It is impossible to say of their author that he was Brhman or Sf, Vedntist or Vaishnavite. He is, as he says himself, "at once the child of Allah and of Rm." That Supreme Spirit Whom he knew and adored, and to Whose joyous friendship he sought to induct the souls of other men, transcended whilst He included all metaphysical categories, all credal definitions; yet each contributed something to the description of that Infinite and Simple Totality Who revealed Himself, ...
— Songs of Kabir • Rabindranath Tagore (trans.)

... artist painted is fading from his own child's cheek, and a firmer vigor than that of marble is vanishing from her enfeebled arms. What use to found colleges for girls whom even the high-school breaks down, or to induct them into new industrial pursuits when they have not strength to stand behind a counter? How appeal to any woman to enlarge her thoughts beyond the mere drudgery of the household, when she "dies daily" beneath ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 56, June, 1862 • Various

... adopted, was to familiarize a sufficient number of the elect, with a grossly immoral and treasonable pamphlet, called the "Ritual of the Order," to enable them to officer the Temple, and "induct" any number of "candidates" supposed to be "in waiting in the ante-room, into the sublime," but in fact dark and dubious "mysteries of ...
— The Great North-Western Conspiracy In All Its Startling Details • I. Windslow Ayer

Words linked to "Induct" :   instal, let in, take in, include, invite, produce, instruct, learn, admit, give rise, bring about, install, teach, physics, receive, natural philosophy

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