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    Cool Meaning for "inducted into"

    Not quite sure about what does inducted into mean properly in that sentence:

    "Kline was recently inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame"

    Does it mean the actor has been proposed? accepted? already in?

    Does the verb mean "Chosen"?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Meaning for "inducted into"

    It means he has been accepted into the hall of fame. It is a great honor to be inducted into a hall of fame. I hope that helps!

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    Re: Meaning for "inducted into"

    induct [often passive] induct sb (into sth) (as sth) (formal)
    1- to formally give sb a job or position of authority, especially as part of a ceremony.
    2- to officially introduce sb into a group or an organization, especially the army.
    3- to introduce sb to a particular area of knowledge:
    e.g. They were inducted into the skills of magic.
    Adapted from: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.


    induct [transitive usually passive]formal
    1- to officially give someone a job or position of authority, especially at a special ceremony.
    induct somebody to/into something e.g. new junior ministers were inducted into the government.
    2- American English to officially introduce someone into a group or organization, especially the army.
    3-to officially introduce someone into an important place of honour at a special ceremony.
    induct somebody into something
    e.g. Barry was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.
    Adapted from: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

    As you can see, there are different meanings of this verb but if we considedr the context, you mentioned, I think the meaning will be "to introduce someone into an important place of honour".

    I hope it is clear now.

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