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

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Recent Examples on the Web That said, people previously engaged with frequent flier programs represent the most likely candidates to proactively incent to travel again soon. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The editorial board writes that unlimited student loan forgiveness encourages student loan borrowers to enroll in expensive degree programs and doesn’t incent colleges and universities to lower tuition. Zack Friedman, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The goal here is to incent short-term cooperation among industry participants to induce long-term thinking, irrespective of corporate capital allocation. Kevin Lynch, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Companies will incent these affluent consumers to share their personal data in exchange for high-quality on-the-go experiences. Forrester, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 But does your performance measurement system incent managers to lay the foundations for fast shifts when the circumstances call for them? Stephen Wunker, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Maryland was one of the first states to offer incentives with Governor Larry Hogan announcing a $100 payment to incent state employees to get the vaccine. Shahar Ziv, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland announced a $100 payment to incent state employees to get the vaccine. Shahar Ziv, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Attaching funding to this metric would incent the type of behavior the governor is hoping for. Tim Foster, The Denver Post, 4 Dec. 2019 See More

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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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“Incent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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