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Alternative forms 
- (transitive, US, business, economics) To provide incentives for; to encourage.
- The US government seeks to incentivize home ownership through a favorable tax system.
- (transitive, US, business, economics) To provide incentives to.
- They effectively incentivized people to overinvest in home ownership.
Usage notes 
- Used relatively more than incent to refer to the use of systems of incentives.