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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

... He lived to induct this successor, and to hear the terrible news of that massacre in France, which horrified all Christendom, but was of signal good to Scotland by procuring the almost instantaneous collapse of the party which fought for the Queen, and held the restoration of Roman Catholic worship to be still ...
— Royal Edinburgh - Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets • Margaret Oliphant

... presbytery of Strathbogie took precisely the opposite course. So far from abetting the unjust congregation of rustics, they rebelled against the new law of the Assembly, and declared, by seven of their number against three, that they were ready to proceed with the trial of the presentee, and to induct him (if found qualified) into the benefice. Upon this, the General Assembly suspended the seven members of presbytery. By that mode of proceeding, the Assembly fancied that they should be able to elude the intentions of the presbytery: it being supposed that, whilst suspended, the ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844 • Various

... lever transmitted to the balance. We know it is the usual plan adopted by text-books to lay down a certain formula for drawing an escapement, leaving the pupil to work and reason out the principles involved in the action. In the plan we have adopted we propose to induct the reader into the why and how, and point out to him the rules and methods of analysis of the problem, so that he can, if required, calculate mathematically exactly how many grains of force the fork exerts on the jewel ...
— Watch and Clock Escapements • Anonymous

... the Governor, who likewise as Ordinary is to institute and induct, may be termed a Collation; but there of late were not above three or four Rectors thus collated, or instituted and inducted in the whole Colony; because of the Difficulties, Surmises, Disputes, and Jealousies that arise upon such Accounts. But the Clergy ...
— The Present State of Virginia • Hugh Jones

... a touch of the old sarcasm, "I suppose he thought starving hardly a pleasant process while he was waiting for this high position. I have sometimes wondered why Mr. Minor did not take him into his office, and induct him into ...
— Hope Mills - or Between Friend and Sweetheart • Amanda M. Douglas

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

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