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inducement

[in-doos-muh nt, -dyoos-] /ɪnˈdus mənt, -ˈdyus-/
noun
1.
the act of inducing.
2.
the state of being induced.
3.
something that induces, motivates, or persuades; incentive.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; induce + -ment
Related forms
preinducement, noun
reinducement, noun
Synonyms
3. stimulus, spur, incitement; attraction, lure. See motive.
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Examples from the web for inducement
  • They are probably happy in a dead memory, a stage they have probably achieved with much effort and inducement.
  • He had every inducement from the authorities to emigrate.
  • Career advancement can be a powerful inducement to work abroad.
  • They are providing the practically free as an inducement for you to engage in commerce with them.
  • Tiffany is not alone in using this kind of inducement.
  • The poster is an inducement to buy tickets for the state lottery, the profits of which go to the worthy cause of public education.
  • Wanting to do a dance is an inducement and a motivation to train harder and focus.
  • The next day, dozens of farmers show up to claim their latest inducement.
  • It places colleges in the role of bakers laying out cake samples, with free content an inducement to for-credit courses.
  • Each suicide may be an inducement to others to end their lives prematurely with much possibility unspent.
British Dictionary definitions for inducement

inducement

/ɪnˈdjuːsmənt/
noun
1.
the act of inducing
2.
a means of inducing; persuasion; incentive
3.
(law) (in pleading) the introductory part that leads up to and explains the matter in dispute
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Word Origin and History for inducement
n.

1590s, "that which induces," from induce + -ment.

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