Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb induce

5 senses of induce

Sense 1
induce, bring on -- (cause to arise; "induce a crisis")
       => generate, bring forth -- (bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami")

Sense 2
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

Sense 3
induce, stimulate, rush, hasten -- (cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions")
       => effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")

Sense 4
induce -- (reason or establish by induction)
       => reason, reason out, conclude -- (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")

Sense 5
induce, induct -- (produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes)
       => produce, bring about, give rise -- (cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system")

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