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induct into (something)

1. To formally install or inaugurate someone into a particular office, group, or role. A noun or pronoun can be used between "induct" and "into." The incumbent will induct Sharon into the office of mayor next Friday. When will we be inducted into the honor society?
2. To conscript or draft someone into military service. A noun or pronoun can be used between "induct" and "into." In this country, we don't just induct people into the armed forces.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

induct someone into something

1. to conscript someone into the armed services; to bring a nonvolunteer into the armed services. They inducted Wally into the army in a little ceremony.
2. to draft someone into something. They inducted a number of new members into the group.
3. to install someone in an office or position. They inducted her into the presidency. The college inducted a new president into office last week.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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