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in·cen·tive

 (ĭn-sĕn′tĭv)
n.
Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
adj.
Serving to induce or motivate: an incentive bonus for high productivity.

[Middle English, from Late Latin incentīvum, from neuter of incentīvus, inciting, from Latin, setting the tune, from incentus, past participle of incinere, to sound : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + canere, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

incentive

(ɪnˈsɛntɪv)
n
1. a motivating influence; stimulus
2. (Commerce)
a. an additional payment made to employees as a means of increasing production
b. (as modifier): an incentive scheme.
adj
serving to incite to action
[C15: from Late Latin incentīvus (adj), from Latin: striking up, setting the tune, from incinere to sing, from in-2 + canere to sing]
inˈcentively adv

in•cen•tive

(ɪnˈsɛn tɪv)

n.
1. something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort.
adj.
2. inciting, as to action.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin incentīvus provocative, Latin: setting the tune, derivative of incentus, past participle of incinere to play (an instrument, tunes) =in- in-2 + canere to sing]
in•cen′tive•ly, adv.
syn: See motive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incentive - a positive motivational influenceincentive - a positive motivational influence  
rational motive - a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
dynamic, moral force - an efficient incentive; "they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches"
deterrence, disincentive - a negative motivational influence
2.incentive - an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
premium - a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.; "they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage"
incentive program, incentive scheme - a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something
dividend - a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
sales incentive - remuneration offered to a salesperson for exceeding some predetermined sales goal
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

incentive

noun inducement, motive, encouragement, urge, come-on (informal), spur, lure, bait, motivation, carrot (informal), impulse, stimulus, impetus, stimulant, goad, incitement, enticement There is little incentive to adopt such measures.
warning, deterrent, disincentive, discouragement, dissuasion

incentive

noun
Something that causes and encourages a given response:
Translations
بَاعِثٌحافِز، باعِث
podnětpopudstimul
incitamenttilskyndelse
AnreizAnspornIncentive
kannustin
poticaj
hvatningar-, örvandi
奨励
장려금
paskata
pamudinājumsstimuls
incitament
สิ่งกระตุ้น
teşvikteşvik edici şey
phần thưởng khích lệ

incentive

[ɪnˈsentɪv]
A. Nincentivo m, estímulo m
an incentive to work harderun incentivo or estímulo para trabajar más
as an added incentive, they paid her airfarecomo incentivo adicional, le pagaron el billete de avión
they have no incentive to get a jobno tienen ningún incentivo para encontrar trabajo
production incentiveincentivo m a la producción
B. CPD incentive bonus Nprima f de incentivación
incentive payment Nincentivo m económico
incentive scheme Nplan m de incentivos

incentive

[ɪnˈsɛntɪv] n (= inducement) → encouragement m, motivation f; (for investor)perspective f de gains
an incentive to do sth → une incitation à faire qch
an incentive for sb to do sth → une incitation pour qn à faire qch
to have no incentive to do sth → ne pas être incité(e) à faire qch
There is no incentive to work → Il n'y a rien qui incite à travailler.
tax incentives → incitations fiscalesincentive bonus incentive payment nprime f de rendementincentive scheme incentive plan, incentive system nsystème m de primes d'encouragement

incentive

nAnreiz m; this will give them a bit of an incentivedas wird ihnen einen gewissen Anreiz or Ansporn geben; they have little incentive to keep goingihnen fehlt der Anreiz durchzuhalten; financial/economic incentivesfinanzielle/wirtschaftliche Anreize pl; incentive bonus paymentLeistungszulage f; incentive scheme (Ind) → Anreizsystem nt

incentive

[ɪnˈsɛntɪv] nincentivo
there is no incentive to work → non c'è alcun incentivo al lavoro
it gave me an incentive → mi è servito da incentivo

incentive

(inˈsentiv) noun
something that encourages etc. Hope of promotion was an incentive to hard work.

incentive

بَاعِثٌ podnět incitament Anreiz κίνητρο incentivo kannustin encouragement poticaj incentivo 奨励 장려금 stimulans incentiv zachęta incentivo стимул incitament สิ่งกระตุ้น teşvik phần thưởng khích lệ 激励

in·cen·tive

n. incentivo, estímulo; incitante, estimulante.
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