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Definition of "inducement" []

  • Something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive: tax breaks intended as an inducement to greater reinvestment. (noun)
  • The act or process of inducing: inducement of sleep. (noun)
  • Law An introductory or background statement explaining the main allegations in a proceeding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inducement" in a sentence
  • "Another way of putting it is that in selecting a glass company for an insurance-covered repair, the consumer is acting as an agent for the insurance company, and as such an agent the consumer is taking a monetary inducement from a particular vendor to throw business to that vendor."
  • "Because less than that is not going to offer them a long-term inducement to eschew nuclear weapons."
  • ""What inducement is there to do it"? and so forth, and so on."