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inducement

[ in-doos-muhnt, -dyoos- ]
/ ɪnˈdus mənt, -ˈdyus- /
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noun

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

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Origin of inducement

First recorded in 1585–95; induce + -ment

synonym study for inducement

3. See motive.

OTHER WORDS FROM inducement

pre·in·duce·ment, nounre·in·duce·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inducement

inducement
/ (ɪnˈdjuːsmənt) /

noun

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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