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incentivize

[ 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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Also in·cent [in-sent] /ɪnˈsɛnt/ .

Origin of incentivize

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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How to use incentivize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for incentivize

incentivize

incentivise

/ (ɪnˈsɛntɪˌvaɪz) /

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
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