Definition of incentivize in English:


(British incentivise)


[with object]
  • Motivate or encourage (someone) to do something; provide with an incentive.

    ‘this is likely to incentivize management to find savings’
    • ‘A coach or a manager will not get the best out of his team unless he is incentivised to do so.’
    • ‘Subsidies could be tailored, for example, to encourage more small local abattoirs and food shops or to incentivise organic farming.’
    • ‘Thus to incentivise hospitals to come up in rural areas, the government needs to go much beyond this.’
    • ‘Companies are being encouraged to use these plans to incentivise their workforce.’
    • ‘And they could invest a lot of money and fail, which is part of the reason why many think that the federal government needs to be heavily involved in incentivizing this.’
    • ‘We should be incentivizing people to build estates and create wealth and encouraging that.’
    • ‘It's extraordinary, and it suggests the failure of our policies toward Mexico, which should be helping the working man and woman in Mexico rather than incentivizing illegal immigration for the exploitation by U.S. employers.’
    • ‘There are all kinds of methods of professional interrogation, of ways to persuade people, incentivize people, motivate people.’
    • ‘Firstly, they say ‘let us keep business rates so that we are incentivised to be business friendly’.’
    • ‘How do you incentivize wind energy and solar and make sure that net metering, for example, occurs?’
    • ‘You have this terrible thing where people aren't incentivised in the same way.’
    • ‘But the bulk of the problem is that social work departments are not incentivised to sort this problem.’
    • ‘The government incentivizes people to move in that direction.’
    • ‘You know, the idea that an executive needs to have these kinds of perks in order to be incentivized to a good job is an insult to the people who actually drive any business every day of the week.’
    • ‘Whilst employment relations is something business, not government has to overcome, the government could be doing more to incentivise business to embrace change - through less tax and less regulation.’
    • ‘This programme includes a flexible care pilot to incentivise providers to offer more flexible hours of care and to compensate providers for some of the additional costs involved in offering this type of care.’
    • ‘We urgently need to incentivise the private system to provide capacity that can leverage public investment, in the interests of a more equitable system. The needs of patients necessitates this.’
    • ‘I don't think its true the law incentivizes marriage through benefits (although I have to confess I wouldn't mind if it were), so I also don't think this accurately describes how the law of marriage currently matters.’
    • ‘Both the students and I realized halfway through the semester that if I wanted to incentivize dialogue, then comments should be valued the same as posts.’
    • ‘Instead of creating an organisational structure that's deeply intertwined with traditional connections, incentivize the people to focus on the areas they are best suited to.’
    encourage, act as a fillip to, act as a impetus to, act as a incentive to, act as a spur to, act as a stimulus to, prompt, prod, move, motivate, trigger, spark, spur on, galvanize, activate, kindle, fire, fire with enthusiasm, fuel, whet, nourish
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