induce ( induces 3rd person present) ( inducing present participle) ( induced past tense & past participle )
1 verb To induce a state or condition means to cause it.
Doctors said surgery could induce a heart attack. V n
...an economic crisis induced by high oil prices. V-ed
2 verb If you induce someone to do something, you persuade or influence them to do it.
More than 4,000 teachers were induced to take early retirement. be V-ed to-inf
3 verb If a doctor or nurse induces labour or birth, they cause a pregnant woman to start giving birth by using drugs or other medical means. (MEDICAL)
He might decide that it is best to induce labour. V n
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 actuate, convince, draw, encourage, get, impel, incite, influence, instigate, move, persuade, press, prevail upon, prompt, talk into
2 bring about, cause, effect, engender, generate, give rise to, lead to, occasion, produce, set in motion, set off
curb, deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, prevent, restrain, stop, suppress
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