inducement
noun Date: 1594 1. a motive or consideration that leads one to action or to additional or more effective actions 2. the act or process of inducing 3. matter presented by way of introduction or background to explain the principal allegations of a legal cause, plea, or defense Synonyms: see motive

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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 — (n.) 1590s, that which induces, from INDUCE (Cf. induce) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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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