induce

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Induce is on the Academic Word List.

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Plain form
induce

Third-person singular
induces

Past tense
induced

Past participle
induced

Present participle
inducing

  1. (transitive) If you induce something, you make it happen.
    Soft lighting is often used for in restaurants to induce a feeling of relaxation.
    He was given a drug which would normally induce sleep, but it had no effect on him.

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