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in·duct / inˈdəkt/ • v. [tr.] 1. admit (someone) formally to a position or organization: each worker, if formally inducted into the Mafia, is known as a “soldier.” ∎  formally introduce (a member of the clergy) into possession of a benefice. ∎  enlist (someone) for military service. ∎  (induct someone in/into) introduce someone to (a difficult or obscure subject): my master inducted me into the skills of magic.2. archaic install in a seat or room.DERIVATIVES: in·duc·tee / ˌindəkˈtē/ n.

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