inducement

[ɪndjˈuːsmənt], [ɪndjˈuːsmənt], [ɪ_n_d_j_ˈuː_s_m_ə_n_t]

Definitions of inducement:

  1.   INDUCER. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Anything that induces; persuasion. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   That which induces or causes: ( law) a statement of facts introducing other important facts. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Motive; anything that leads or influences the mind to will or act. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Anything that induces the mind to will or to act; a statement of facts introducing other material facts. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   That which causes action, etc.; motive; incentive; reason. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. 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
  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. 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
  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. “ 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
  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. What inducement would have to be used? ” – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  9. 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
  10. “ 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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