incentivize in‧cen‧tiv‧ize [ɪnˈsentɪvaɪz] also incentivise verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES
to give someone an incentive to do something, especially to buy something:

• We will reward and incentivise customers with these new programs.

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incentivize UK US (UK also incentivise) /ɪnˈsentɪvaɪz/ US  /-ṱə-/ verb [T] (also US incent)
HR to make someone want to do something, such as to buy something or to do work, especially by offering prizes or rewards: incentivize sb to do sth »

They incentivized workers to adopt the less expensive health care plan by giving more paid vacation.


Headquarters has incentivized employees with free offers of tickets to sporting events.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • incentivize — (Amer.) v. provide enticement or encouragement, offer incentive (also incentivise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • incentivize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1970 to provide with an incentive < would incentivize employees with stock options > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incentivize — /in sen ti vuyz /, v.t., incentivized, incentivizing. to give incentives to: The Government should incentivize the private sector to create jobs. [1965 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • incentivize — v. tr The second member of the incent incentivize disincent axis of evil …   Business English jargon and slang

  • incentivize — 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

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