Examples of incentive in a Sentence
The rising cost of electricity provides a strong incentive to conserve energy.
The government offers special tax incentives for entrepreneurs.
The company is offering a special low price as an added incentive for new customers.
Recent Examples of incentive from the Web
This arrangement, Stephens says, creates an incentive to keep development costs low.
The new deals for Liverpool's attacking duo comes as an incentive to ward off interest from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, the latter of which were recently linked with a sensational move for Mane.
The summit typically comes last, in part because meeting a U.S. president is viewed as an incentive and a reward, a chance to be seen as coequals on the global stage.
In a letter sent to El Mercurio on 3 June, 17 vice-rectors and research directors from Chilean universities complained that this rule is a barrier to knowledge transfer, rather than an incentive.
As an incentive to purchase tickets to certain home games, the Reds provide attending fans with varying promotional items ranging from reusable grocery bags to bobbleheads —the miniature statues of Reds players with oversized heads that bobble.
Political allies and experts say Moon’s government views such a declaration as an incentive to North Korea to agree to denuclearization.
The Southern Poverty Law Center said the prospect of close-to-free labor for the government provides an incentive for the state to keep more people incarcerated.
When sports books open just across the border, that will give Texans even more of an incentive to make the drive.
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Origin and Etymology of incentive
shot in the arm;
Synonym Discussion of incentive
- a motive for the crime
- buying on impulse
- a bonus was offered as an incentive
- offered a watch as an inducement to subscribe
- fear was a spur to action
- thought insecurity a goad to worker efficiency
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Definition of incentive for English Language Learners
: something that encourages a person to do something or to work harder
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