Meaning of “induce” - Learner’s Dictionary

induce

verb [ T ] uk us /ɪnˈdjuːs/
PERSUADE formal

to persuade someone do something:

[ + to do sth ] Nothing would induce me to marry that man!
CAUSE formal

to cause a particular condition:

High doses of the drug may induce depression.
BABY

to give a woman a drug to make her have a baby earlier than she would naturally

(Definition of “induce” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)