Definition of inducement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdjuːsm(ə)nt/


1A thing that persuades or leads someone to do something: companies were prepared to build only in return for massive inducements [mass noun:, with infinitive]: there is no inducement to wait for payment
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  • In effect these new finances represent the inducement required to persuade developing countries to conserve their genetic resources.
  • Undue inducement, coercion, selection bias towards the poor, and distortion of the doctor-patient relationship are cited by critics of financial incentives.
  • The ordinary meaning of ‘incitement’ as adopted in the authorities is that it encompasses encouragement, persuasion or inducement.
bribe, reward
informal carrot, come-on, sweetener, perk
rare douceur
1.1A bribe: it is claimed that she was offered an inducement to plead guilty
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  • Most said the pressure from parents was increasing, with 32% having been offered financial bribes, other inducements, or even receiving threats.
  • They accused evangelical Christians of bribing the poor by offering them inducements to convert.
  • We will not put any conditions, bribe or inducement to show up at this working group meeting.
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