[in-doos-muhnt, -dyoos-]


the act of inducing.
the state of being induced.
something that induces, motivates, or persuades; incentive.

Origin of inducement

First recorded in 1585–95; induce + -ment
Related formspre·in·duce·ment, nounre·in·duce·ment, noun

Synonyms for inducement

Synonym study

3. See motive. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inducement

Contemporary Examples of inducement

  • So the billion-dollar question is: How do they accomplish this feat of inducement?

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    Questions for Obama's Car Czar

    Edward Jay Epstein

    April 21, 2009

  • There was fraud in the inducement, fraud in the conveyance, and fraud in the ratings process.

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    The Geithner Plan Won't Work

    James K. Galbraith

    March 24, 2009

Historical Examples of inducement

British Dictionary definitions for inducement



the act of inducing
a means of inducing; persuasion; incentive
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

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

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