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induce

verb [T + obj + to infinitive ] (PERSUADE)    /ɪnˈdjuːs/ US  /-ˈduːs/ formal
to persuade someone to do something: They induced her to take the job by promising editorial freedom . Nothing could induce me (= I definitely cannot be persuaded ) to climb a mountain / ride a bike .Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of induce verb (PERSUADE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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