Inducement

[ɪndjˈuːsmənt], [ɪndjˈuːsmənt], [ɪ_n_d_j_ˈuː_s_m_ə_n_t]

Definitions of inducement:

  1.   The act of inducing, or the state of being induced.
  2.   That which causes action, etc.; motive; incentive; reason.
  3.   Matter stated by way of explanatory preamble or introduction to the main allegations of a pleading; a leading to.
  4.   That which induces or causes: ( law) a statement of facts introducing other important facts.
  5.   Motive; anything that leads or influences the mind to will or act.
  6.   act of bringing about a desired result; " inducement of sleep"
  7.   a positive motivational influence
  8.   INDUCER.
  9.   Anything that induces; persuasion.
  10.   Anything that induces the mind to will or to act; a statement of facts introducing other material facts.
  11.   The act of inducing; an incentive; motive.
  12.   That which induces; a motive or consideration that leads one to action or induces one to act; as, reward is an inducement to toil.

Antonyms for inducement:

disincentive, deterrence.


Quotes for inducement:

  1. The more I thought of the McClure offer the less I thought of it. So I told him last night I was satisfied where I was, and that the $75 he offered me was no inducement – Richard H. Davis
  2. Awards shows are my greatest inducement to get back into shape. – Jane Kaczmarek
  3. Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children. – Judith Martin
  4. I had no inducement to proceed further into the interior. I had been sufficiently disappointed in the termination of this excursion, and the track before me was still less inviting. – Charles Sturt

Usage examples for inducement:

  1. What inducement would have to be used? ” – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  2. “ I verily believe, at this moment, that one great inducement with her is to elude the care of him. ” – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. Nobody could offer me any inducement to engage in such a practice unless I believed that the means might justify a moral conclusion. ” – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  4. Here, then, is a sufficient inducement to maintain, with the utmost zeal, in every free state, those forms and institutions by which liberty is secured, the public good consulted, and the avarice or ambition of particular men restrained and punished. ” – Essays by David Hume Commentator: Hannaford Bennett
  5. Now, so long as either her sister or her little girl were living in England the old inducement would be always at work. ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  6. At that moment a faint cry was heard through the forest, nor needed the cavalier other inducement to dash forward in the direction from which it proceeded, pointing with his hand, as he rode towards the trees, to the party who remained bound, to indicate them to his servants, one of whom, as he came up, leaped from his horse, and busied himself in releasing them, while the rest galloped after their master into the forest. ” – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. “ Mr. Gaythorne had been tired and out of spirits, and he had had no inducement to prolong his visit; he had not read Olivia's note, only placed it beside him. ” – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  8. It's just a little inducement to urge me to greater efforts." ” – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  9. “ No man now would hold out to a woman such inducement to marriage. ” – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  10. This, I found, has a greater inducement for them to consent to the request of the officers to go to the island than all the clothing I could promise. ” – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  11. He tried to get Cook to make a longer stay, promising supplies of fresh meat as an inducement but as such promises had so often been broken before, Cook replied he should leave the next day. ” – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  12. How proper this, thought I, and what an inducement for a monarch to come among his people, who remember to receive him with such true politeness. ” – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  13. And then, argued Stuart, would such torturing and burning of the surrendered garrison of Fort Loudon before the eyes of the garrison of Fort Prince George be an inducement to them to surrender too, and perhaps meet the same fate? ” – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  14. If additional inducement were necessary, shortened term of service would probably appeal to many. ” – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  15. The fact that a mortgage payment has to be met on a farm is often in itself the strongest inducement to industry and economy. ” – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  16. But if this does not seem to you any very powerful inducement you may pause before you cut off from all amendment a man who seems neither wholly hardened nor utterly beyond atonement. ” – Paul Clifford, Volume 7. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. Newspaper men used every inducement to get interviews from him. ” – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  18. “ L'Ouverture was never sure of the peace and quiet of Cap, as long as French ships came and went; but there was peace in the town at the present moment; and he had left that peace in the temporary charge of one who had done much, under his eye, to establish it- who had shown no small energy and talent, and who had every inducement that could be conceived to go through his brief task well. ” – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  19. In fact, every step of our journey increased our regret that we should be obliged to hurry through a country which it would have delighted us to view at leisure, each town that we passed through offering some inducement to linger on the road. ” – Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay by Miss Emma Roberts
  20. “ I shouldn't think that would be much of an inducement to an able- bodied man, who could work at any business. ” – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.

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