induce
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induce(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (medicine)
a. inducir
The doctor made the decision to induce labor.La doctora tomó la decisión de inducir el parto.
b. provocar
If we don't induce labor, there could be complications.Si no provocamos el parto, podría haber complicaciones.
2. (to cause)
a. provocar
Questions like that will only induce rage in him.Tales preguntas solo provocarán rabia en él.
b. producir
The drums beat faster and faster, inducing a frenzy in all who were at the ceremony.Los tambores sonaban cada vez más rápido, produciendo un frenesí en todos los que asistieron a la ceremonia.
c. inducir
The pill is intended to induce sleep.La pastilla está pensada para inducir el sueño.
3. (to persuade)
a. inducir
They must have offered her a lot of money to induce her to agree to that.Le han de haber ofrecido mucho dinero para inducirla a aceptar algo así.
4. (physics)
a. inducir
The copper coil induces an electrical current.La bobina de cobre induce una corriente eléctrica.
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induce
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (persuade)
a. inducir
to induce somebody to do somethinginducir a alguien a hacer algo
2. (cause)
a. provocar
3. (medicine)
a.
to induce laborprovocar or inducir el parto
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induce [ɪnˈdjuːs]
transitive verb
1 (persuade) inducir; persuadir
to induce sb to do sth inducir or persuadir a algn a hacer algo; nothing would induce me to go nada me induciría a ir; nada podría hacerme ir; what on earth induced him to do it? ¿qué diablos lo indujo or lo llevó a hacerlo?
2 (cause) [+sleep] producir; inducir
3 (Med) [+birth] inducir
I was induced me tuvieron que provocar el parto
4 (Electricity and Electronics) inducir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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