induce induce  /ɪn ˈdus/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to arise
  2. (v) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  3. (v) cause to occur rapidly
  4. (v) reason or establish by induction
  5. (v) produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes

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  1. Once the trigger goes off, it can induce the insulin secretion that makes us think we're hungry.
  2. If Bush wins a second term, only the imminence of a major diplomatic victoryin the Middle East, for examplecould induce him to stay a short while longer.
  3. The levels of the hormone can be quite high and changeable, and that can induce some pretty dangerous behavior among young men.

News

  1. China's Pervert Repellant Stockings Might Be the Greatest Joke Weibo Ever Played

    The results are undeniable. These stockings, which are made to look like a pair of very hairy legs, induce groans, nausea, and physical discomfort and according to Weibo they're the best deterrent to cat calls and objectification that the country has to offer. There's one problem if you want a pair though—they're probably an elaborate joke. 
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. SEC Charges San Diego-Based Promoter in Penny Stock Scheme

    Washington, D.C., June 18, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a penny stock promoter in the San Diego area for fraudulently arranging the purchase of $2.5 million worth of shares in a penny stock company in an attempt to generate the false appearance of market interest and induce other investors to purchase the stock.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

  3. Going Under

    Study of anesthesia-induced brain-wave patterns could help doctors make sure patients don’t wake up during operations Since the mid-1800s, doctors have used drugs to induce general anesthesia in patients undergoing surgery. However, little is known about how these drugs create such a profound loss of consciousness.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Technology Review

Quotes

  1. "It's very important that at least someone meet with the Hamas leaders to express their views, to ascertain what flexibility they have, to try to induce them to stop all attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and to cooperate with e Fatah as a...
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Daily Star - Lebanon

  2. "And indeed, it will continue to be a corrosive force until the price of homes in the United States stabilizes. That will induce a series of events around the globe which will stabilize the system," Greenspan said, adding that he believes the US...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Newsroom America

  3. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said global warming, "may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth's resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world's most vulnerable countries. There may be...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Alfred Nobel Source: Guardian Unlimited

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