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Meaning of “sweetener” in the English Dictionary

"sweetener" in British English

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sweetenernoun

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

[C or U] an ​artificialsubstance that has a ​similartaste to ​sugar, or a ​smallpill made of this
  • sweetener noun (PERSUADE)

[C] something that you give to someone in ​order to ​persuade him or her to do something: The ​taxbillincludes sweeteners for both ​parties, so it ​lookslikely 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 ​artificialsubstance that ​tastessweet: [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 ​privatecompanies. Flexible ​benefitspackages, ​includingextraholidayentitlement, have been ​offered to ​employees as a sweetener.
(Definition of sweetener from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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