incentive meaning

[ in'sentiv ] Pronunciation:   "incentive" in a sentence
  • Noun: incentive  in'sentiv
    1. A positive motivational influence
      - inducement, motivator 
    2. An additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
      - bonus

    Derived forms: incentives

    Type of: payment, rational motive

    Antonym: disincentive

    Part of: incentive program, incentive scheme

    Encyclopedia: Incentive

  • [American slang]
    n. cocaine.
    • Maybe a little of that incentive would make me work harder.
    • That's pretty expensive incentive.

  • [Business]
    noun [C,U]


    something that encourages people to do sth, especially to work harder, spend more money, etc:

    generous incentives for small businesses to invest in new equipment

    They are trying to increase their market share by offering customers big financial incentives.

    creating an incentive plan to retain key workers

    Under the incentive scheme, directors earn an extra 35% of their pay if they meet profit targets.

    With prices falling there is little incentive for consumers to go out and spend now.


    big/generous/powerful/real/strong incentives

    ◆ to create/offer/provide incentives

    ◆ an incentive package/payment/plan/system

  • [Medicine]
    Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.


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  1. we also used to run dealer incentive programs.
  2. they have always believed deeply that incentives are key.
  3. the incentives for expansion of soybean production are great.
  4. cities will have a powerful incentive to discourage recycling.
  5. taxes must come down to give the british working men some incentive.

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