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incentive

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˈsen.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
C2 something that encourages a person to do something: Tax incentives have been very effective in encouraging people to save and invest more of their income. [+ to infinitive] There is little incentive for people to leave their cars at home when public transport remains so expensive. Bonus payments provide an incentive to work harder.
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in Arabic حافِز…
in Korean 인센티브…
in Malaysian galakan…
in French encouragement…
in Turkish teşvik, özendirme…
in Italian incentivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激勵, 刺激, 鼓勵…
in Russian стимул…
in Polish zachęta, bodziec…
in Vietnamese sự khuyến khích…
in Spanish incentivo…
in Portuguese incentivo…
in Thai แรงจูงใจ…
in German der Anreiz…
in Catalan incentiu…
in Japanese (行動を促す)刺激…
in Indonesian perangsang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激励, 刺激, 鼓励…
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