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induce (verb) persuade; cause; to accelerate delivery in a pregnant woman by giving drugs.
When you induce a person you persuade them to do something, especially something bad. “You cannot induce me to join the club again.” This means that you cannot persuade me to join the club again. You cannot make me join the club again. When you are totally against joining a particular university, nothing can induce you to join the university; that is, nothing can persuade you to join the university. Drugs induce drowsiness if they cause drowsiness, if they make you feel sleepy. Envy induces hatred, that is, envy causes hatred. If drugs induce a delivery, they make the pregnant woman deliver more quickly than normally, and with less trouble than usual.
- After knowing her fiery temper he decided that nothing would induce him to marry her. He decided not to marry her because of she was so bad tempered.
- Laziness induces in us a tendency to postpone things. Too late do we realize that postponement is the ruin of efficiency.