[ in-sen-ti-vahyz ]
/ ɪnˈsɛn tɪˌvaɪz /
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verb (used with object), in·cen·ti·vized, in·cen·ti·viz·ing.
to give incentives to: The government should incentivize the private sector to create jobs.
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Origin of incentivize
An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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Example sentences from the Web for incentivize
Another would be to specifically incent or subsidize companies so they would continue carrying people with preexisting conditions.
You save-a me from da Ten, but you gitta da incent man-a kill.Dick Merriwell Abroad|Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for incentivize
/ (ɪnˈsɛntɪˌvaɪz) /
- to provide (someone) with a good reason for wanting to do somethingwhy not incentivize companies to relocate?
- to promote (something) with a particular incentivean incentivized share option scheme
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