incentive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “incentive” in the English Dictionary

"incentive" in British English

See all translations

incentivenoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈsen.tɪv/ us   /ɪnˈsen.t̬ɪv/
(Definition of incentive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incentive" in American English

See all translations

incentivenoun [C/U]

us   /ɪnˈsen·tɪv/
something that encourages a person to do something: [C] Tax incentives are sometimes effective in encouraging people to save money. [U] These kids have no incentive to learn.
(Definition of incentive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"incentive" in Business English

See all translations

incentivenoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈsentɪv/ us  
something, especially money, that encourages a person or organization to do something: financial/fiscal/monetary incentive Cash grants were part of the financial incentives given to developers of new solar power technology. a big/great/generous incentive incentive to do sth Executives had a strong incentive to destroy papers they knew would incriminate them in court.be/have little/no incentive There will be little incentive to consolidate before new tax laws take effect. incentive for sb to do sth There's no incentive for the unions to make concessions now, since they've always been given what they asked for. incentive package/plan/system create/offer/provide an incentive
(Definition of incentive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “incentive”
in Korean 인센티브…
in Arabic حافِز…
in Malaysian galakan…
in French encouragement…
in Russian стимул…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激勵, 刺激, 鼓勵…
in Italian incentivo…
in Turkish teşvik, özendirme…
in Polish zachęta, bodziec…
in Spanish incentivo…
in Vietnamese sự khuyến khích…
in Portuguese incentivo…
in Thai แรงจูงใจ…
in German der Anreiz…
in Catalan incentiu…
in Japanese (行動を促す)刺激…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激励, 刺激, 鼓励…
in Indonesian perangsang…
What is the pronunciation of incentive?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

pollution

damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More