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as in:  induction into the club

We were inducted into the honor society
  admit ceremoniously into an organization or into an office or position
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induction inducted induct inductee inducting inducts
Induction has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.

Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb induce to a noun.
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  • We were inducted into the honor society
  • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  • Based on these results he’s inducted into the navy to help replace those lost at Pearl Harbor.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Any more and you might just as well induct him into the Order straightaway.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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  • We never knew her well personally, you know: the bishop was only inducted here four years ago, but of course she received us when we went to the ball and the garden party.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • AMANDA: As you know, I was supposed to be inducted into my office at the D.A.R. this afternoon.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Mr Tanimoto knew that her husband had been inducted into the Army just the day before; he and Mrs Tanimoto had entertained Mrs Kamai in the afternoon, to make her forget.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Papa talked him out of volunteering; Woody waited for the army to induct him.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • They were all displayed in that chamber of the Castle into which I had been first inducted, and which served, not only as the general sitting-room but as the kitchen too, if I might judge from a saucepan on the hob, and a brazen bijou over the fireplace designed for the suspension of a roasting-jack.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Another article reported that at the Japanese Community Center hall in Amity Harbor a reception had been held for Robert Sakamura, who’d been inducted into the army.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • But when I was inducted into the new crazy world of Ginny Tabor, he had to go.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • Alpha Phi Alpha, a black fraternity, inducted new members earlier tonight, and the freshly minted brothers, most of them shirtless, charge the room with a raw physicality.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He was being inducted into a superior group, which deserved special privileges.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Her husband was being inducted, which was all the more reason for me to stick around, and if I was going to the hospital that meant I didn’t want her.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Mrs. Bagnet concludes that for such a case there is no remedy like a pipe, and fastening the brooch herself in a twinkling, causes the trooper to be inducted into his usual snug place and the pipes to be got into action.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He had been a dishwasher, car-cleaner, plumber’s helper and several other things before finally, in Buffalo, he had been inducted into the hotel business.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Among the aborigines of Australia, for example, one of the principal features of the ordeal of initiation (by which the boy at puberty is cut away from the mother and inducted into the society and secret lore of the men) is the rite of circumcision.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • In it, General Stone was discussing the character and personality of a junior cadet who was about to be inducted into the ranks of an unnamed organization.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • CHAPTER LIII A Rescue and a Catastrophe Friend Rawdon drove on then to Mr. Moss’s mansion in Cursitor Street, and was duly inducted into that dismal place of hospitality.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • CHAPTER 11 Newman Noggs inducts Mrs and Miss Nickleby into their New Dwelling in the City Miss Nickleby’s reflections, as she wended her way homewards, were of that desponding nature which the occurrences of the morning had been sufficiently calculated to awaken.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • One will rise to Grand Master and they will induct a new sénéchal and share the secret of the keystone.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Restaurants were inducted into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He was inducted, pushed through training, and seven months later he was given orders to travel south.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • "I’ll be inducted either way," he said.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • That very year, the Red Branch had inducted Max into their elite ranks while his peers were still studying basic combat.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Bradshaw later led the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • And when Edna was about eight years old, her mother inducted her into Somali tradition: Edna’s genitals were cut in the process called female circumcision.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The young lady back home who had taught me most about the World, the Flesh, and the Devil, with an amazing send-off the night before I was inducted, had "Dear-Johnned" me in basic training; I felt gratitude but no loyalty.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • For then the courier (who himself would have been a foreign gentleman of high mark in the Marshalsea) would present himself to report that all was ready; and then her father’s valet would pompously induct him into his travelling-cloak; and then Fanny’s maid, and her own maid (who was a weight on Little Dorrit’s mind—absolutely made her cry at first, she knew so little what to do with her), would be in attendance; and then her brother’s man would complete his master’s equipment; and…
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Someday I wanted to be inducted into the military too, draped in the Republic’s dark robes.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • He was now daily in contact with a type of youth who, because of his larger experience with the world and with the luxuries and vices of such a life as this, had already been inducted into certain forms of libertinism and vice even which up to this time were entirely foreign to Clyde’s knowledge and set him agape with wonder and at first with even a timorous distaste.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • It wasn’t until later that I found out that it was because of my father’s membership that I was inducted.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • We may be pretty certain that Mr. Rowson profited in his turn by his young master’s liberality and gratitude for the pleasures to which the footman inducted him.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Miss Sharp calculated (for she became, as we shall hear speedily, inducted into most of the secrets of the family) that the mere payment of his creditors cost the honourable Baronet several hundreds yearly; but this was a delight he could not forego; he had a savage pleasure in making the poor wretches wait, and in shifting from court to court and from term to term the period of satisfaction.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • I was dizzy as I read these words written in the same precise script: Later that evening after the Corps Day ceremonies had ended, I was inducted into a secret organization known as The Ten.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • For, despite the genial intimacy of Grace Marr—a girl not nearly as attractive as Roberta, and who, because of Roberta’s charm and for the most part affected gayety, counted on her to provide a cheer and companionship which otherwise she would have lacked—still the world into which she was inducted here was scarcely any more liberal or diversified than that from which she sprang.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • And after a later conference with his son, he decided that Clyde might be inducted into the very bottom of the business at least—the basement of the Griffiths plant, where the shrinking of all fabrics used in connection with the manufacture of collars was brought about, and where beginners in this industry who really desired to acquire the technique of it were placed, for it was his idea that Clyde by degrees was to be taught the business from top to bottom.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Having inducted his customer into the room, John retired with perfect calmness; and Major Dobbin, not without a blush and a grin at his own absurdity, chose out of his kit the very smartest and most becoming civil costume he possessed, and laughed at his own tanned face and grey hair, as he surveyed them in the dreary little toilet-glass on the dressing-table.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Of this famous house, some of the greatest noblemen, prelates, and dignitaries in England are governors: and as the boys are very comfortably lodged, fed, and educated, and subsequently inducted to good scholarships at the University and livings in the Church, many little gentlemen are devoted to the ecclesiastical profession from their tenderest years, and there is considerable emulation to procure nominations for the foundation.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He removed the second to the last journal from the bottom shelf"That’s the year our class was inducted into The Ten.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
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