: a motive or consideration that leads one to action or to additional or more effective actions
: matter presented by way of introduction or background to explain the principal allegations of a legal cause, plea, or defense
Examples of INDUCEMENT
- Was his decision influenced by any illegal financial inducements?
- Employees were offered a bonus as an inducement to finish the project on schedule.
- The low interest rate was little inducement for individuals to save money.
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