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English definition of “incentive”

incentive

noun [C, U]     /ɪnˈsentɪv/
something that encourages you to act in a particular way: [+ to do sth] People had little incentive to save . The government should provide incentives for young people to stay in school .Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of incentive noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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