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incentivize

[ in-sen-ti-vahyz ]
/ 瑟n藞s蓻n t瑟藢va瑟z /
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verb (used with object), in路cen路ti路vized, in路cen路ti路viz路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鈥70
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British Dictionary definitions for incentivize

incentivize

incentivise

/ (瑟n藞s蓻nt瑟藢va瑟z) /

verb
(tr)
  1. to provide (someone) with a good reason for wanting to do somethingwhy not incentivize companies to relocate?
  2. to promote (something) with a particular incentivean incentivized share option scheme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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