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  1. incentives

    In general, incentives are anything that persuade a person to alter their behaviour. It is emphasised that incentives matter by the basic law of economists and the laws of behaviour, which state that higher incentives amount to greater levels of effort and therefore, higher levels of performance.

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  1. incentives

    Plural form of the word incentive.

    The company had incentives for employees, these changed on a monthly basis.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incentives in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incentives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of incentives in a Sentence

  1. Amitabh Chandra:

    Covid-19 illustrates a market failure in how we build vaccines, we haven't given firms the correct incentives to make vaccines before a pandemic. Vaccines are very hard to test before the pandemic hits.

  2. Joseph Bondy:

    Mr. Parnas has strong incentives to remain with his family, to continue to be cooperative with Congress, and to be actively involved in the defense of (this) case.

  3. David Bier:

    It tells me that the party is more interested in reducing the number of foreigners in the United States than in reducing illegal immigration, one reason to allow people to immigrate legally is to reduce the incentives to come illegally, and so this entire portion of that immigration bill is working at cross-purposes to the goal of securing the border and reducing illegal immigration.

  4. Patrice Charpentier:

    The southern portion of Madagascar (is) one of the poorest, one of the most vulnerable (regions), you don't have a lot of (seeds) that are brought from outside because there's not enough incentives for suppliers, who can say, 'I can come here and make good money by selling seeds'.

  5. Timm Kehler:

    That gave the commission confidence that the switch out of coal could be handled, now it is a matter of creating incentives for long-term investments in the power system and the gas infrastructure.

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