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induce -- as in: induce him to
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as in: induce him to Define
to persuade somebody to do something
  • The baby wasn’t getting enough nutrients and oxygen, so we induced labor.
  • I’m doing a little yoga for general health and to help prevent stress-induced weight gain.
  • She has an eating disorder that is resulting in self-induced starvation.
  • I induced the editor of a leading monthly review to commission an article from Sweet on the imperial importance of his subject.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion

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  • On the second day the calls are fainter; that will be because his lips and mouth have become dry. Our Company Commander has promised next turn of leave with three days extra to anyone who finds him. That is a powerful inducement, but we would do all that is possible without that for his cry is terrible.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Amongst other things he was a dope pedlar and he was responsible for inducing the daughter of friends of mine to take to drugs.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • "O my master," replied the fisherman (and Shasta knew by the wheedling tone the greedy look that was probably coming into his face as he said it), "what price could induce your servant, poor though he is, to sell into slavery his only child and his own flesh?"
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • So in order for me to continue to make love to you, I would very much appreciate it if you would make alternative contraceptive arrangements so that we don’t find ourselves in a pregnancy-induced marriage with an expiration date on it.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • This they found no easy matter, for the birds, left so long alone, were shy, and nothing would induce them to come on shore and be caught.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The more claims on life, therefore, that your patient can be induced to make, the more often he will feel injured and, as a result, ill-tempered.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters

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  • Algernon.  Nothing will induce me to part with Bunbury, and if you ever get married, which seems to me extremely problematic, you will be very glad to know Bunbury.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • "I submit," replied she calmly. "And, Aylmer, I shall quaff whatever draught you bring me; but it will be on the same principle that would induce me to take a dose of poison if offered by your hand."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • He had quite made up his mind that nothing would induce him ever to see her again.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I do believe,
    Induced by potent circumstances
    That thou art mine enemy.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Here he goes again, inducing me into submission by a simple switch in demeanor.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I’ve only had one guy come close to provoking a physical or emotional response from me once, and that turned out to be a self-induced delusion.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • That leaves us with Blore and if you tell me that after shooting Lombard and inducing Vera Claythorne.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • And nothing would induce him to come up.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • But, Rodya, nothing would induce me to leave you now
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Crime And Punishment
  • Great exertions were made to induce the king to remove the governor.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather’s Chair
  • Nothing will induce him to confess it himself.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Two Destinies
  • I have no doubt, however, but that Miss Morse will induce you to change your mind.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Illustrious Prince
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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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