inducement (n.) 1590s, "that which induces," from INDUCE (Cf. induce) + -MENT (Cf. -ment).

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  • inducement — in·duce·ment /in düs mənt, dyüs / n 1: factual matter presented by way of introduction or background to explain the principal allegations of a legal cause (as of slander or libel) compare innuendo 2: a significant offer or act that promises or… …   Law dictionary

  • inducement — in‧duce‧ment [ɪnˈdjuːsmənt ǁ ɪnˈduːs ] noun [countable, uncountable] something such as money or a gift that you are offered to persuade you to do something: • There has to be a good inducement for investors to commit money to risky but socially… …   Financial and business terms

  • Inducement — In*duce ment, n. [From {Induce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inducing, or the state of being induced. [1913 Webster] 2. That which induces; a motive or consideration that leads one to action or induces one to act; as, reward is an inducement to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inducement — incentive, spur, *motive, goad, spring, impulse Analogous words: temptation, enticement, seduction, luring or lure (see corresponding verbs at LURE): *stimulus, incitement, impetus, stimulant, excitant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inducement — [n] incentive, motive attraction, bait, brainwash*, carrot*, cause, come on*, con*, consideration, desire, encouragement, hard sell*, hook*, impulse, incitement, influence, leader, lure, reward, snow job*, soft soap*, spur, stimulus, sweet talk* …   New thesaurus

  • inducement — ► NOUN 1) a thing that persuades or leads someone to do something. 2) a bribe …   English terms dictionary

  • inducement — [in do͞os′mənt, indyo͞os′mənt] n. 1. an inducing or being induced 2. anything that induces; motive; incentive 3. Law a) an explanatory introduction in a pleading b) the benefit which a party is to receive for entering into a contract …   English World dictionary

  • inducement — n. 1) to offer, provide an inducement 2) a strong inducement 3) an inducement to 4) an inducement to + inf. (we had no inducement to work harder) * * * [ɪn djuːsmənt] provide an inducement a strong inducement an inducement to to offer an… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inducement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful ▪ positive ▪ cash, financial VERB + INDUCEMENT ▪ give, offer (sb/sth as) …   Collocations dictionary

  • inducement — UK [ɪnˈdjuːsmənt] / US [ɪnˈdusmənt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inducement : singular inducement plural inducements something that persuades someone to do something a financial inducement to join the company …   English dictionary

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