incentive

  • 1 incentive — in‧cen‧tive [ɪnˈsentɪv] noun [countable] something which is used to encourage people to do something, especially to make them work harder, produce more or spend more money: • tax incentives for first time home buyers • The company proposed a… …

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  • 2 Incentive — est un mot anglais signifiant « motivation ». Dans le langage du e business, l incentive est le fait d inciter une personne, de façon explicite, à effectuer une action précise. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia :… …

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  • 3 Incentive — In*cen tive, a. [L. incentivus, from incinere to strike up or set the tune; pref. in + canere to sing. See {Enchant}, {Chant}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inciting; encouraging or moving; rousing to action; stimulative. [1913 Webster] Competency is the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 incentive — I noun actuation, allure, allurement, appeal, attraction, bait, causality, causation, cause, cause of action, consideration, driving force, encouragement, enticement, goad, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incitamentum, incitement, inducement,… …

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  • 5 Incentive — In*cen tive, n. [L. incentivum.] That which moves or influences the mind, or operates on the passions; that which incites, or has a tendency to incite, to determination or action; that which prompts to good or ill; motive; spur; as, the love of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 incentive — (n.) early 15c., from L.L. incentivum, noun use of neuter of Latin adjective incentivus setting the tune (in L.L. inciting ), from pp. stem of incinere strike up, from in in, into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + canere sing (see CHANT (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 incentive — inducement, *motive, spring, spur, goad, impulse Analogous words: *stimulus, incitement, stimulant, excitant, impetus: provoking or provocation, excitement, stimulation (see corresponding verbs at PROVOKE): reason, *cause, determinant …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 incentive — [n] lure, inducement allurement, bait, carrot*, catalyst, come on*, consideration, determinant, drive, encouragement, enticement, excuse, exhortation, goad, ground, impetus, impulse, incitement, influence, insistence, inspiration, instigation,… …

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  • 9 incentive — ► NOUN ▪ a thing that motivates or encourages someone to action or increased effort. DERIVATIVES incentivize (also incentivise) verb. ORIGIN Latin incentivum something that sets the tune or incites , from incantare to chant or bewitch …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 incentive — [in sent′iv] adj. [ME < LL incentivum < neut. pp. of L incinere, to sing < in , in, on + canere, to sing: see CHANT] stimulating one to take action, work harder, etc.; encouraging; motivating n. something that stimulates one to take… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Incentive — For the video game developer and publisher, see Incentive Software. For the independent record label, see Incentive Records. In economics and sociology, an incentive is any factor (financial or non financial) that enables or motivates a… …

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  • 12 Incentive — Incentives sind jegliche Anreize, finanzieller oder nicht finanzieller, materieller oder immaterieller Art, die zur Wahl einer bestimmten Alternative motivieren. Das englische Wort „incentive“ stammt von dem lateinischen Wort „incendere“ und… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 incentive — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, good, great, huge, massive (esp. BrE) ▪ powerful, strong ▪ adequate …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 incentive — n. 1) to offer an incentive 2) a powerful, strong incentive 3) an incentive to (an incentive to investment) 4) an incentive to + inf. (they have no incentive to work harder) * * * [ɪn sentɪv] strong incentive a powerful to offer an incentive an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 incentive — 01. The teacher gave the children little stars as an [incentive] to clean up their desks at the end of each day. 02. I m already at the top of my pay scale at work, so I don t really have any economic [incentive] to work harder. 03. The players… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 incentive */*/ — UK [ɪnˈsentɪv] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms incentive : singular incentive plural incentives something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this They want to… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 incentive — in|cen|tive S3 [ınˈsentıv] n [U and C] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: incentivum, from Latin incinere to set the tune , from canere to sing ] something that encourages you to work harder, start a new activity etc ▪ As an added incentive …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 incentive — in|cen|tive [ ın sentıv ] noun count or uncount ** something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this: They want to stimulate growth in the region by offering incentives to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 Incentive — Ein Incentive soll einen gezielten Anreiz geben, etwas zu tun oder zu unterlassen. Bei diesen Anreizen handelt es sich um Prämien oder Sachpreise, die für die Erreichung eines bestimmten Zieles ausgelobt werden. Ein besonders beliebtes Beispiel… …

    Marketing Lexikon

  • 20 incentive — noun a) Something that motivates, rouses, or encourages. I have no incentive to do housework right now. b) A bonus or reward, often monetary. Management offered the sales team a $500 incentive for each car sold …

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