induct

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.

Primary Meanings of induct

1.
v
place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
2.
v
produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
Full Definitions of induct
1

v place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

“there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy”
Synonyms:
invest, seat
Type of:
instal, install
put into an office or a position

v admit as a member

“We were inducted into the honor society”
Type of:
invite, receive, take in
express willingness to have in one's home or environs

v accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite

Synonyms:
initiate
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

v introduce or initiate

“The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession”
Type of:
instruct, learn, teach
impart skills or knowledge to
2

v produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes

Synonyms:
induce
Type of:
bring about, give rise, produce
cause to happen, occur or exist

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