2. To draw on; to overspread.
3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence. "He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . . Though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon, tempted." (Paley) "Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce you to ruin your reputation." (Dryden)
5. <physics> To produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.
Origin: L. Inducere, inductum; pref. In- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.
(01 Mar 1998)
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