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English definition of “induce”

induce

verb [T]    /ɪnˈdus/
to persuade someone to do something, or to cause something to happen: They induced her to take the job by offering her a bonus. If doctors induce labor, they cause a baby to be born before its natural time. inducement    /ɪnˈdus·mənt/ noun [C] If you want me to stay, you’re going to have to offer me some inducement.
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