incentive

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Incentive is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: in‧cen‧tive

Noun[change]

Singular
incentive

Plural
incentives

  1. (countable & uncountable) An incentive is something that makes you feel like you want to do something.
    Companies should given their workers financial incentives to take the bus to work.
    The government is cutting taxes to provide incentives for investment.
    Doctors have a lot of incentive to see many patients and little incentive to spend much time with each one.

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