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 for induct
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Induct \In*duct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inducted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Inducting.] [L. inductus, p. p. of inducere. See
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     1. To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.
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              The independent orator inducting himself without
              further ceremony into the pulpit.     --Sir W.
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     2. To introduce, as to a benefice or office; to put in actual
        possession of the temporal rights of an ecclesiastical
        living, or of any other office, with the customary forms
        and ceremonies.
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              The prior, when inducted into that dignity, took an
              oath not to alienate any of their lands. --Bp.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;
           "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the
           Academy" [syn: induct, invest, seat]
      2: accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually
         with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach
         puberty" [syn: initiate, induct]
      3: admit as a member; "We were inducted into the honor society"
      4: produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic
         processes [syn: induce, induct]
      5: introduce or initiate; "The young geisha was inducted into
         the ways of her profession"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "induct":
     anoint, bring up, broach, call up, chair, christen, commandeer,
     conscript, crown, detach, detach for service, draft, enlist,
     enroll, enthrone, establish, float, found, impress, inaugurate,
     initiate, install, instate, institute, introduce, invest, join,
     launch, levy, lift up, list, mobilize, muster, muster in, ordain,
     place, place in office, press, put in, raise, recruit, register,
     ring in, set agoing, set on foot, set up, sign on, sign up,
     start going, start up, summon, swear in, throne, turn on,
     usher in

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