One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Discourage (a person or course of action) by removing an incentive.‘would such legislation disincentivize marriage?’
- ‘We should be incentivising and not disincentivising those parents who need to be paying.’
- ‘People work long hours, or have long commutes that disincentivise going to a polling station.’
- ‘No - but this bill will disincentivise those parents.’
- ‘They reflect successive governments' policy preference for rationing demand while disincentivising the private sector.’
- ‘They find themselves rejected by the university of their choice: an object lesson in how to disincentivise them for later life.’
- ‘Won't greater spending simply raise the interest rate, disincentivise private investment and increase the burden of indebted families?’
- ‘It made little sense to disincentivise students from going to college.’
- ‘The success of the last decade has been to stop our public prices, disincentivising people to mail in Dundalk instead of Newry.’
- ‘Many of these taxes disincentivise the economy as a whole.’
- ‘The greatest risk of all is that such policies demotivate and disincentivise those on average incomes or above.’
- ‘But the resilient design helps to disincentivize terrorism, by reducing its rewards.’
- ‘I don't see how in a declining market we can disincentivise their walking away.’
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