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inducement

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˈdjuːs.mənt/ us    /-ˈduːs-/
an act or thing that is intended to persuade someone or something: financial/cash inducements Those tenants are not going to swap life-time security for shorter-term leases without some inducement. [+ to infinitive] They offered voters a massive inducement to oust the president by announcing that sanctions would be lifted if there was 'democratic change'.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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