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Dictionary definition for: Induce

1. (v) cause to arise; "induce a crisis"

2. (v) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

3. (v) cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

4. (v) reason or establish by induction

5. (v) produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes

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