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English definition of “incentive”


noun [C or U]     /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 .Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
(Definition of incentive noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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