- to give incentives to: The government should incentivize the private sector to create jobs.
Also in·cent [in-sent] /ɪnˈsɛnt/.
Origin of incentivize
An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for incentivized
These big paydays have incentivized a record number of Cuban players to defect.Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players?
December 19, 2014
“If we want to see Palestinians making the choice of non-violent resistance, that choice has to be incentivized,” said Munayyer.Israel’s Murdered Teenagers and Dying Hopes for Peace
July 1, 2014
The Euro incentivized Germany to export more; southern Europe—plus Ireland—to borrow and consume more.The Euro Crisis Not a Racial-Fable
June 25, 2012
He signed the law in 2006 that incentivized Californians to install solar electric systems.The Salesman Obama Needs
June 27, 2010
- 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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Word Origin and History for incentivized
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