V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to cause or produce; 2. to influence or persuade; 3. to reason and make a statement based on observation and fact
Synonyms: persuade, influence, move, impel, cause, produce, stimulate, incite
Antonyms: repress, hinder, prevent
Tips: In obstetrics, induce means "to stimulate labor artificially," such as with a drug that initiates contractions. Induce is also a great word to use in general, to describe persuading or convincing someone to act: "See if we can induce (persuade) them to participate in the program."
If you weren't already planning to enter the contest, the prize money is sure to induce you. (persuade)
He is a true hero; whenever he sees injustice, he is induced to action. (impelled, moved)
The community council was looking for ways to induce investors and bankers to put money into inner-city businesses. (influence)
When her baby was three weeks overdue, the doctors insisted on inducing labor. (stimulating)
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