2. To draw on; to overspread.
3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence. He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . . Though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon, tempted. (Paley) Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce you to ruin your reputation. (Dryden)
5. (Science: physics) to produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.