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1A thing that persuades or influences someone to do something.‘companies were prepared to build only in return for massive inducements’[with infinitive] [mass noun], [with infinitive] ‘there is no inducement to wait for payment’
incentive, attraction, encouragement, temptation, incitement, stimulation, stimulus, bait, lure, pull, draw, spur, goad, impetus, motive, motivation, provocationbribe, rewardcarrot, come-on, sweetener, perkdouceurView synonyms
- ‘They assess the efficiency of various forms of coercion as well as inducements.’
- ‘Undue inducement, coercion, selection bias towards the poor, and distortion of the doctor-patient relationship are cited by critics of financial incentives.’
- ‘They have several inducements to seek legal advice, and these inducements have been strengthened in recent years.’
- ‘I am quite satisfied that she is refusing to give evidence and that no inducements or protection which the court could afford would persuade her otherwise.’
- ‘The ordinary meaning of ‘incitement’ as adopted in the authorities is that it encompasses encouragement, persuasion or inducement.’
- ‘Hypnosis involves inducement of a trance - a condition between waking and sleeping.’
- ‘The pressures and inducements to respond are enormous.’
- ‘We induced them under pressure, and inducements, to send their money into New York, into the New York financial system; so they built up the system.’
- ‘It's a discovery likely to add new weight to parental inducements to ‘eat more greens ‘…’
- ‘Even so, remuneration for military service did provide inducement early on.’
- ‘In effect these new finances represent the inducement required to persuade developing countries to conserve their genetic resources.’
- ‘Stimulation is taken to mean an inducement, a spur to action, an interest in doing something.’
- ‘There was no inducement to lead a good life because evil people would spend their eternity in Hell.’
- ‘However, luckily for May, it seems possible profit was inducement enough to persuade them to open the door.’
- ‘Just as important as mechanisms to ensure productivity were inducements to encourage men to work harder.’
- ‘We don't need much inducement to eat, wash, beautify ourselves, or gratify our needs, but for many of us, honoring other people doesn't come easily.’
- ‘Book sales reps commonly use any of three inducements to convince bookstores to carry specific titles.’
- ‘However, positive inducements and reassurances must be credible and truly attractive.’
- ‘The Bill's benefits package is no longer a reward for service rendered but an inducement to serve and has become a significant part of recruiters' pitches.’
- ‘Whether such tax credits are sufficient inducement to donors remains to be established.’
- 1.1A bribe.
- ‘Surely these election-year inducements of extra dosh are mere carrots being dangled from the lines of desperate politicians.’
- ‘The age of consent is 15 but only provided no monetary reward or inducement is offered.’
- ‘They accused evangelical Christians of bribing the poor by offering them inducements to convert.’
- ‘And you know that he can be motivated by money or other inducements - which means that you start out discounting whatever he's about to tell you.’
- ‘It is possible, the Court noted, for a company whose product passes the test to be guilty of inducement to violate copyrights.’
- ‘Most said the pressure from parents was increasing, with 32% having been offered financial bribes, other inducements, or even receiving threats.’
- ‘I feel massively guilty that I resisted the inducement.’
- ‘The report said children were offered biscuits, chocolate and other inducements to encourage them to work harder.’
- ‘But Crikey's sources also say there's still the odd dodgy inducement here and there.’
- ‘Each was unanimously convicted of ‘corruptly accepting’ the seven-figure inducements between January 24 1995 and February 7 1995.’
- ‘We will not put any conditions, bribe or inducement to show up at this working group meeting.’
- ‘My dictionary defines a bribe as ‘Money or other inducement offered to procure action in favour of the giver’, so bribe it is.’
- ‘With the exception of Turkey, however, none of them received any positive inducements, in the form of tangible carrots or expressions of empathy to their objections.’
- ‘The inducement had evidently proved very attractive.’
- ‘They don't even have to pretend they like it if they don't; there is no big monetary inducement involved.’
- 1.2Law Introductory statements in a pleading explaining the matter in dispute.
- ‘Those statements of inducement are at 1039, 1311 and 1316.’
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