Definitions for Incentiveɪnˈsɛn tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort.
(adj.)inciting, as to action.
* Syn: See motive.
Origin of incentive:
1400–50; late ME < LL incentīvus provocative, L: setting the tune, der. of incentus, ptp. of incinere to play (an instrument, tunes) =in-in-2+canere to sing
incentive, inducement, motivator(noun)
a positive motivational influence
an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth to encourage sb
The company offers incentives for working overtime.; She has no incentive to study harder.
Something that motivates, rouses, or encourages.
I have no incentive to do housework right now.
Origin: From medieval Latin incentivus, from incinere, from in + canere. The formation appears to have been influenced by incendere ' to set on fire'.
inciting; encouraging or moving; rousing to action; stimulative
serving to kindle or set on fire
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 money, and the desire of promotion, are two powerful incentives to action
An incentive is something that motivates an individual to perform an action. The study of incentive structures is central to the study of all economic activities. Economic analysis, then, of the differences between societies largely amounts to characterizing the differences in incentive structures faced by individuals involved in these collective efforts. Ultimately, incentives aim to provide value for money and contribute to organizational success.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Incentive' in Nouns Frequency: #1658
Translations for Incentive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that encourages etc
Hope of promotion was an incentive to hard work.
- حافِز، باعِثArabic
- incentivoPortuguese (BR)
- popud, stimulCzech
- der AnreizGerman
- incitament; tilskyndelseDanish
- مشوق؛ انگیزهFarsi
- inicijativa, motivacijaCroatian
- pamudinājums; stimulsLatvian
- oppmuntring, incitamentNorwegian
- مشوق؛ انگیزهPersian
- popud, stimulSlovak
- drivfjäder, sporreSwedish
- teşvik edici şeyTurkish
- 獎勵Chinese (Trad.)
- حوصلہ افزاUrdu
- sự khuyến khíchVietnamese
- 鼓励Chinese (Simp.)
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