inducement inducement  /ɪn ˈdus mənt/


  1. (n) a positive motivational influence
  2. (n) act of bringing about a desired result



  1. It is imbued with a messianic ideology that makes it relatively immune to the lure of cash, the counterspy's usual inducement.
  2. They must shop outside for top-drawer talent, then offer a substantial inducement for that talent to stay put.
  3. The inducement is that the FHA is on the hook if a homeowner defaults on the refinanced mortgage.


  • XenoPort Announces New Employment Inducement Awards

    XenoPort, Inc. reported today that equity awards were made to five new employees subject to the terms and conditions of the XenoPort 2010 Inducement Award Plan. The employees were granted stock options to purchase an aggregate of 16,500 shares of XenoPort's common stock and restricted stock units representing an aggregate of 15,400 shares of XenoPort’s common stock.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We realised that this inducement, or amplification, effect could be further enhanced by passing airflow over a ramp," says Dyson. "And of course this was the point where the idea of a bladeless fan became a real possibility. Here was a way...
    on Oct 12, 2009 By: James Dyson Source: Reuters

  2. James Madison cautioned that under a democratic government, "There is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the obnoxious individual."
    on Feb 6, 2005 By: James Madison Source:

  3. "I actually did this temporary freeze as an inducement to enter the talks. Now seven months into this 10-month moratorium, the Palestinians have not yet come in, but they are already arguing: 'Well you've got to extend that gesture'," said Mr...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: National

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