Incentive is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- Hyphenation: in‧cen‧tive
- (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.