Impetus in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Impetus

a force that causes something to be done or to become more active

Examples of Impetus in a sentence

The high crime rate was the impetus for the hiring of one hundred new police officers in our city.  🔊

Because the new president was once a military commander, he has a great deal of experience being an impetus for change.  🔊

The lack of donations is the impetus causing many non-profit agencies to reduce services offered to the public.  🔊

While my daughter normally hates to do her chores, her desire to earn extra money for a cellphone has become her impetus to be more helpful around the house.  🔊

The threat of my husband coming home is usually the only impetus needed to get my children to quickly clean their rooms.  🔊

When the dictator began to stockpile nuclear weapons, our government took his actions as an impetus to stockpile our own arms.  🔊

In the film, the leading character’s need to rescue his son is the impetus that drives the movie’s plot.  🔊

My doctor’s announcement that I had high blood pressure was the impetus that caused me to join a gym.  🔊

After the hurricane, the city managers viewed the devastating damage as an impetus to improve barriers between the ocean and the land.  🔊

The enzyme acted as an impetus and triggered a chemical reaction within the cell.  🔊

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