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1. incentive

noun. ['ˌɪnˈsɛntɪv, ˌɪnˈsɛnɪv'] a positive motivational influence.

Synonyms

  • rational motive
  • moral force
  • motivator
  • inducement

Antonyms

  • cash
  • credit
  • inferior
  • undynamic

Etymology

  • incentivus (Latin)
  • incinere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Incentive

  • preventive
  • deneve

How do you pronounce incentive?

Pronounce incentive as ˌɪnˈsɛnɪv.

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Example sentences of the word incentive


1. Noun, singular or mass
When they have an incentive to read your message, they are more likely to make it a habit.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Also, you can revamp your sales incentive structure if your current structure encourages salespeople to drastically reduce prices.

Quotes containing the word incentive


1. There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
- Orison Swett Marden

2. So many times I've photographed stories that show the degradation of the planet. I had one idea to go and photograph the factories that were polluting, and to see all the deposits of garbage. But, in the end, I thought the only way to give us an incentive, to bring hope, is to show the pictures of the pristine planet - to see the innocence.
- Sebastiao Salgado

3. First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
- Cecil Day-Lewis

2. incentive

noun. ['ˌɪnˈsɛntɪv, ˌɪnˈsɛnɪv'] an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output.

Synonyms

  • bonus
  • payment
  • incentive program
  • premium
  • dividend
  • sales incentive

Antonyms

  • lethargic
  • stative
  • commerce
  • commercialism

Etymology

  • incentivus (Latin)
  • incinere (Latin)
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