A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make; used with "a")
a. to lead to
Las contradicciones del testigo indujeron a la policía a sospechar de él.The witness's contradictions led the police to suspect him.
b. to prompt to
Su interés por la literatura latinoamericana la indujo a estudiar la obra de Saer.Her interest in Latin American literature prompted her to study Saer's work.
c. to induce
Los resultados electorales indujeron al primer ministro a renunciar.The election results induced the prime minister to resign.
2. (medicine)
a. to induce
Si el bebé no nace a las 40 semanas, tal vez tengamos que inducir el parto.If the baby isn't born after 40 weeks, we may have to induce labor.
3. (physics)
a. to induce
Si se modifica la intensidad de un campo magnético, se induce una corriente eléctrica.If the intensity of a magnetic field is modified, an electric current is induced.
4. (to conclude)
a. to induce
La lógica nos enseña que si estos hechos son ciertos, podemos inducir que otros del mismo tipo también lo serán.Logic teaches us that if these facts are true, we can induce that other facts of the same kind will also be true.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (incitar)
inducir a alguien a algo/a hacer algoto lead somebody into something/into doing something
ello les indujo a pensar que el asesino era el mayordomothis led them to think that the butler was the murderer
esa frase puede inducir a errorthat sentence could be misleading
sus instrucciones me indujeron a errorher instructions caused o led me to make a mistake
2. (deducir)
a. to infer
3. (physics)
a. to induce
transitive verb
1 (Filosofía) to infer
2 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) to induce
3 (empujar, llevar) to induce
inducir a algn a hacer algo to induce sb to do sth; inducir a algn a error to lead sb into error
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