Looking for a word of positive sentiment that conveys something being purposefully or honorably added to a group, especially a person.

After years of loyal knightship, he was finally _______ into the King's inner circle.

Close but doesn't capture the idea of being honored: selected, welcomed, included, consolidated, assimilated.

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    "Inducted" generally means being added to a group with some degree of ceremony. – Hot Licks Sep 9 '17 at 2:40


1 : to put in formal possession (as of a benefice or office) : install -- was inducted as president of the college

2 a : to admit as a member -- inducted into a scholastic society

b : introduce, initiate

c : to enroll for military training or service (as under a selective service act)

  • Oh man I kept dancing around 'indict' and couldn't figure out why. That's spot on. This deserves acceptance for now. Hope that doesn't dissuade people posting more options.. – user Sep 9 '17 at 3:08

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