Induct is what groups do when they formally accept new members, like the honor societies that, every school year, induct students who meet the qualifications.

When you induct someone into a group, you formally welcome him or her as a member. The word is typically used to describe official acceptance of a position or admittance into an organization, such as a professional society. It can also be used to describe someone who has formally enrolled in the military. Don't use it for informal joining, though — you wouldn't induct a new friend or be inducted at the gym where you have just started a membership.

Definitions of induct
  1. verb
    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    “there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy”
    synonyms: invest, seat
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    type of:
    instal, install
    put into an office or a position
  2. verb
    admit as a member
    “We were inducted into the honor society”
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    type of:
    invite, receive, take in
    express willingness to have in one's home or environs
  3. verb
    accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
    synonyms: initiate
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    type of:
    admit, include, let in
    allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
  4. verb
    introduce or initiate
    “The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession”
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    type of:
    instruct, learn, teach
    impart skills or knowledge to
  5. verb
    produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
    synonyms: induce
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    type of:
    achieve, beget, bring about, give rise, produce
    cause to happen, occur, or exist
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