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induce

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈdjuːs/
PERSUADE formal to persuade someone do something: [+ to do sth] Nothing would induce me to marry that man!Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
CAUSE formal to cause a particular condition: High doses of the drug may induce depression.Causing things to happen
BABY to give a woman a drug to make her have a baby earlier than she would naturallyBirthPregnancy
(Definition of induce from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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