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"induce" in British English

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induceverb

uk   /ɪnˈdjuːs/  us   /-ˈduːs/ formal
  • induce verb (PERSUADE)

[T + obj + to infinitive ] to ​persuade someone to do something: They induced her to take the ​job by ​promisingeditorialfreedom. Nothing could induce me (= I ​definitely cannot be ​persuaded) to ​climb a ​mountain/​ride a ​bike.
(Definition of induce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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induceverb [T]

 us   /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 ​itsnaturaltime.
inducement
noun [C]  us   /ɪnˈdus·mənt/
If you ​want me to ​stay, you’re going to have to ​offer me some inducement.
(Definition of induce from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"induce" in Business English

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induceverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdjuːs/
to make something ​happen or to persuade someone to do something: The ​aim of ​advertising is to induce ​brandloyalty.induce sb to do sth Salesmen may make untrue ​statements to ​try to induce you to ​buy the ​product.
(Definition of induce from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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