incentivize

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Etymology[edit]

incentive +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

incentivize (third-person singular simple present incentivizes, present participle incentivizing, simple past and past participle incentivized)

  1. (transitive, US, business, economics) To provide incentives for; to encourage.
    The US government seeks to incentivize home ownership through a favorable tax system.
  2. (transitive, US, business, economics) To provide incentives to.
    They effectively incentivized people to overinvest in home ownership.

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  • Used relatively more than incent to refer to the use of systems of incentives.

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