incentive, inducement, motivator
Meaning: a positive motivational influence
The fate of Delisle was no inducement for them to stop in France.
As he himself suggested, what inducement could he have had to tell a lie like that?
But on the other hand, as Emma wants to see her better informed, it will be an inducement to her to read more herself.
"I wish you would come back with us, Greystoke," he said, "and if my appeal carries no inducement possibly that of Smith-Oldwick and the young lady who just left us may.
This was a golden promise, and I required no better inducement for the faithful performance of my task. I began to rock the cradle most industriously, when lo! out pitched little pet on the floor.
Hence the gates of the proprietary colonies were flung wide open. Every inducement was offered to immigrants in the form of cheap land, and special efforts were made to increase the population by importing servants.
For me the district institutions simply mean the liability to pay fourpence halfpenny for every three acres, to drive into the town, sleep with bugs, and listen to all sorts of idiocy and loathsomeness, and self-interest offers me no inducement."