induce etymology

English word induce comes from Latin ducere ("be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".), Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin duire, Latin en-

Detailed word origin of induce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ducere Latin (lat) "be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
duire Latin (lat)
en- Latin (lat)
induco Latin (lat) (by extension) I draw over, spread over, overlay, cover, overspread.. (by extension) I put on, wear; assume.. (figuratively) I bring into, introduce, insert; describe; initiate; establish.. (figuratively) I lead to or into; induce, move, excite, persuade, entice; mislead, seduce, delude, cajole, deceive.. (figuratively) I smooth over, strike out, erase.. (figuratively, with animum or in [...]
enducen Middle English (enm)
induce English (eng) (physics) To cause or produce (electric current or a magnetic state) by a physical process of induction.. (transitive) To cause, bring about, lead to.. (transitive) To lead by persuasion or influence; incite.. (transitive, logic) To infer by induction.. (transitive, obsolete) To draw on, place upon.. (transitive, obsolete) To lead in, bring in, introduce.

Words with the same origin as induce

Descendants of ducere
abduction douche educate seduce