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tr.v. in·cen·tiv·ized, in·cen·tiv·iz·ing, in·cen·tiv·iz·es
To offer incentives or an incentive to; motivate: "This bill will help incentivize everybody to solve that part of the problem" (Richard A. Gephardt).


(ɪnˈsɛntɪˌvaɪz) or


a. to provide (someone) with a good reason for wanting to do something: why not incentivize companies to relocate?.
b. to promote (something) with a particular incentive: an incentivized share option scheme.


(ɪnˈsɛn tɪˌvaɪz)
v.t. -vized, -viz•ing.
to give incentives to.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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But excessively valuing design patents, which by definition lack any utility, is particularly antithetical to the core purpose of a patent system intended to incentivize investment in technological innovation.
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Democrats and Republicans must dig deeper into these issues and if necessary make the tough political decisions required to make health insurance affordable, and then incentivize more businesses to offer coverage voluntarily.
I have always felt that if you incentivize doctors in the right way, you'll get better results," says David Felker, MD, a Delray Beach internist who is on the BCBSF physician advisory panel.
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Bryden's take on fund-raising makes it almost imperative to incentivize the seller.
That would likely incentivize at least some ethical behavior in politics.
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Government should incentivize and incubate job development and stop penalizing US companies through oppressive taxes and regulations, while providing tax breaks that reward offshoring.