to discourage or deter by removing incentives: The expiration of tax credits will disincentivize future participation in the energy-efficiency program.More affordable cholesterol-lowering medication may disincentivize people from adopting a vegetarian diet.
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How to use disincentivize in a sentence
These changes do not change the bulk of a building but could very well disincentivize desired architectural enhancements, such as balconies and courtyards.
If it is instead dropped off in Duval, Smith said, there’s a substantial financial penalty — disincentivizing efforts to register more voters and, therefore, probably limiting how many people vote.It is obviously accurate to refer to the Florida voting law as ‘restrictive’ | Philip Bump | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
The threat of massive damages for spreading probably false conspiracy theories on matters of public concern could turn out to be the one tool that is successful in disincentivizing that behavior, where so many other tools seem to have failed.Fox News sued by Dominion in $1.6 billion defamation case that could set new guardrails for broadcasters | Elahe Izadi, Paul Farhi | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
However, the TV networks are putting such a premium on their streaming inventory that it is disincentivizing some advertisers from making the moves to be more flexible with where their ads appear.Advertisers’ linear TV ad dollars don’t carry as much clout as networks angle to shift money to streaming, digital | Tim Peterson | March 8, 2021 | Digiday
In a bitter twist, however, one setting where spacing would be especially beneficial — school — is usually set up in a way that disincentivizes it.Cramming may help for next-day exams. But for long-term memory, spacing out study is what works. | Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post