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"sweetener" in British English

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sweetenernoun

uk   /ˈswiːt.nər/  us   /ˈswiːt.nɚ/
  • sweetener noun (TASTE)

[C or U] an artificial substance that has a similar taste to sugar, or a small pill made of this
  • sweetener noun (PERSUADE)

[C] something that you give to someone in order to persuade him or her to do something: The tax bill includes sweeteners for both parties, so it looks likely to pass.
mainly UK [C] a present or money given to persuade someone to do something, especially in a way that is secret and often dishonest: a financial sweetener
(Definition of sweetener from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweetener" in American English

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sweetenernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈswi·tən·ər/
an artificial substance that tastes sweet: [C] Excessive use of any artificial sweetener is unwise.
(Definition of sweetener from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sweetener" in Business English

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sweetenernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈswiːtər/
something that is given to someone in order to make an offer or situation more attractive and acceptable: a $50m/cash, etc. sweetener The government is to offer a £50m sweetener to persuade workers at state-owned factories facing closure to take new jobs with private companies. Flexible benefits packages, including extra holiday entitlement, have been offered to employees as a sweetener.
(Definition of sweetener from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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