Induce

Definition of Induce

In`duce´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Induced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inducing .]
1.To lead in; to introduce.
The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the first Iliad.
- Pope.
2.To draw on; to overspread.
3.To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to persuade; to move by persuasion or influence.
He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . . though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon, tempted.
- Paley.
Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce you to ruin your reputation.
- Dryden.
4.To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure; anaphylactic shock induced by exposure to a allergen.
Sour things induces a contraction in the nerves.
- Bacon.
5.(Physics) To produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.
6.(Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; - the opposite of deduce.
7.(Genetics, Biochemistry) To cause the expression of (a gene or gene product) by affecting a transcription control element on the genome, either by inhibiting a negative control or by activating a positive control; to derepress; as, lactose induces the production of beta-galactosidase in Eschericia coli..

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