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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Induct \In*duct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inducted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Inducting.] [L. inductus, p. p. of inducere. See
1. To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.
The independent orator inducting himself without
further ceremony into the pulpit. --Sir W.
2. 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
The prior, when inducted into that dignity, took an
oath not to alienate any of their lands. --Bp.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;
"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the
Academy" [syn: induct, invest, seat]
2: accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually
with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach
puberty" [syn: initiate, induct]
3: admit as a member; "We were inducted into the honor society"
4: produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic
processes [syn: induce, induct]
5: introduce or initiate; "The young geisha was inducted into
the ways of her profession"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "induct":
anoint, bring up, broach, call up, chair, christen, commandeer,
conscript, crown, detach, detach for service, draft, enlist,
enroll, enthrone, establish, float, found, impress, inaugurate,
initiate, install, instate, institute, introduce, invest, join,
launch, levy, lift up, list, mobilize, muster, muster in, ordain,
place, place in office, press, put in, raise, recruit, register,
ring in, set agoing, set on foot, set up, sign on, sign up,
start going, start up, summon, swear in, throne, turn on,
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