induce (v.) late 14c., "to lead by persuasions or other influences," from L. inducere "lead into, bring in, introduce, conduct, persuade," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (2)) + ducere "to lead" (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Meaning "to bring about," of concrete situations, etc., is from early 15c.; sense of "to infer by reasoning" is from 1560s. Electro-magnetic sense first recorded 1777. Related: Induced; inducing.

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