inducement

[in-doos-muhnt, -dyoos-]
noun
1.
the act of inducing.
2.
the state of being induced.
3.
something that induces, motivates, or persuades; incentive.

Origin:
1585–95; induce + -ment

preinducement, noun
reinducement, noun


3. stimulus, spur, incitement; attraction, lure. See motive.
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inducement (ɪnˈdjuːsmənt)
 
n
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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Sales inducements soared in the past decade primarily because they were
  overproducing.
Perhaps he was helped a long a bit by subsidies and inducements, such as
  writers' prizes and scholarships.
The government's new measures include inducements to get small companies to
  merge.
In some countries fishermen are offered inducements to give up fishing
  altogether.
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