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induce

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1  —as in:
induce symptoms
Definition to cause something to arise or happen
  • She was suffering from alcohol-induced stupidity.
induced = caused
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The doctor intentionally induced a coma.
  • induced = caused
  • Magic and beasts only exist in fairy tales—or maybe drug-induced hallucinations.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • induced = caused
  • Gladers fought, panic-induced adrenaline driving them on.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • induced = caused
  • Suppose it were as you suppose, supposing Dr. Jekyll to have been—well, murdered, what could induce the murderer to stay?
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • induce = cause
  • Fear, he realizes, helps to keep him awake, so he decides to induce it.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • induce = cause
  • While I may have had some version of hormone-induced success with women, I had very little experience when it came to girls I cared about. Despite the fact that only a day had passed since we'd met, I already knew I was in new territory.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • induced = caused
  • If I stay. If I live. It's up to me.
    All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It's not up to the doctors. It's not up to the absentee angels. It's not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It's up to me.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • induced = caused
  • In the absence of key nutrients, a severe chemical imbalance develops in the brain, inducing convulsions and hallucinations.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • inducing = causing
  • "You've been in a medically induced coma for a little over two weeks," says the nurse.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
induced = caused

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2  —as in:
induce her to
Definition to persuade somebody to do something
  • The baby wasn't getting enough nutrients and oxygen, so we induced labor.
induced = caused (in this case, childbirth to start)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I'm doing a little yoga for general health and to help prevent stress-induced weight gain.
  • induced = caused
  • She has an eating disorder that is resulting in self-induced starvation.
  • So in order for me to continue to make love to you, I would very much appreciate it if you would make alternative contraceptive arrangements so that we don't find ourselves in a pregnancy-induced marriage with an expiration date on it.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • induced = persuaded
  • He had quite made up his mind that nothing would induce him ever to see her again.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • induce = persuade (convince)
  • Amongst other things he was a dope pedlar and he was responsible for inducing the daughter of friends of mine to take to drugs.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • inducing = persuading
  • This they found no easy matter, for the birds, left so long alone, were shy, and nothing would induce them to come on shore and be caught.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • induce = persuade
  • Algernon.  Nothing will induce me to part with Bunbury, and if you ever get married, which seems to me extremely problematic, you will be very glad to know Bunbury.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • induce = persuade (convince)
  • I hoped to induce you to grant me a boat with which I could pursue my enemy.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • induce = persuade
  • You can lie on the sofa for I know that nothing would induce any of you doctors to go to bed whilst there is a patient above the horizon.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
induce = persuade

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