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My object in calling upon him was to induce him to do me justice at last.

No consideration can induce me to marry against my inclinations.

But on this point it was difficult to induce the Pope to listen to reason.

I wonder wind can induce your Excellency to talk such nonsense!

I wish I could induce you to treat me a little more generously.

This will induce her to repose a confidence and open her mind to you.

I thought that, if I could only induce him to see me, I might get a real chance.

There was but one method to adopt, namely, to induce Adelaide to leave of her own accord.

No persuasions could ever induce her to let us sit on her doorstep again.

We know how he attempted by letter to induce the King to reconsider his decision.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to lead by persuasions or other influences," from Latin inducere "lead into, bring in, introduce, conduct, persuade," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "to bring about," of concrete situations, etc., is from early 15c.; sense of "to infer by reasoning" is from 1560s. Electro-magnetic sense first recorded 1777. Related: Induced; inducing.

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