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induce

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birth, Medicine, Hospital
inducein‧duce /ɪnˈdjuːs $ ɪnˈduːs/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 FORCE somebody TO DO something formal to persuade someone to do something, especially something that does not seem wiseinduce somebody to do something 🔊 Nothing would induce me to vote for him again.2 MB medical to make a woman give birth to her baby, by giving her a special drug 🔊 She had to be induced because the baby was four weeks late. 🔊 The doctor decided to induce labour.3 formalMCAUSE to cause a particular physical condition 🔊 Patients with eating disorders may use drugs to induce vomiting.drug-induced/stress-induced etc 🔊 a drug-induced coma
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inducea stress-induced allergyThe drug can induce anything from stomach cramps to comas.induce somebody to do somethingThe state advertises a great deal to induce its citizens to buy lottery tickets.Whatever induced her to buy such an expensive car?Many activists say that beer advertisements play a strong role in inducing teenagers to drink.induce labourThe consultant at first attempted to induce labour but discontinued it.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinducein‧duce /ɪnˈdjuːsɪnˈduːs/ verb [transitive] to make someone decide to do something, perhaps something that seems unwiseinduce somebody to do somethingLower interest rates would induce customers to borrow more.→ See Verb table
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induce
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinduce
he, she, itinduces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinduced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave induced
he, she, ithas induced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad induced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill induce
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have induced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam inducing
he, she, itis inducing
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you, we, theyare inducing
Past
I, he, she, itwas inducing
you, we, theywere inducing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been inducing
he, she, ithas been inducing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been inducing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be inducing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been inducing
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