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  • Tell me what induced you to publish this article.
  • In short, that is what convinced me that Tchebaroff must be a rogue, and that he had induced Mr. Burdovsky to attempt this fraud.

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  • —we cannot but ask, I repeat, what induced him to accuse himself of this crime?
  • I saw at once that Tchebaroff was the moving spirit in the matter, and, to speak frankly, I thought he might have induced you, Mr. Burdovsky, to make this claim, by taking advantage of your simplicity.
  • What in the world induces you to act so?
  • What could have induced you to ask such a question?" she replied, quietly and seriously, and even, apparently, with some astonishment.

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as in: induce symptoms Define
to cause something to arise or happen
as in: induce him to Define
to persuade somebody to do something
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