Pronunciation: (in-dukt'), [key]
1. to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., esp. with formal ceremonies: The committee inducted her as president.
2. to introduce, esp. to something requiring special knowledge or experience; initiate (usually fol. by to or into): They inducted him into the mystic rites of the order.
3. to take (a draftee) into military service; draft.
4. to bring in as a member: to induct a person into a new profession.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.