in·​cent | \ in-ˈsent How to pronounce incent (audio) \
incented; incenting; incents

Definition of incent

Examples of incent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With healthy competition, Washington will be incented to address our greatest challenges. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ross Perot changed American politics by disrupting Republicans and Democrats alike. We can learn from that.," 11 July 2019 Beyond, in effect, denying one person/one vote, the artificial constraints perpetuate a system of electing officials with extreme views – on both sides of the aisle – and do not incent or reward compromise and moderation for the common good. charlotteobserver, "Ashley Christensen," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of incent

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incent

back-formation from incentive

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The first known use of incent was in 1981

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something of little or no value

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