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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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The government is looking for ways to address the problem of falling birthrates, and many suggest that the best approach should be to incentivize marriage.
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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.
Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to address this problem, it will take years to implement and, even when fully implemented, not all of those who are currently uninsured will have insurance, nor will the ACA alter aspects of the system that incentivize the delivery of second-rate care.
First of all, let's realize that if insurance companies want to sell their products, they need to incentivize their distribution to do so.
If there is money to incentivize the use of technology in medicine's front office, why aren't there funds to incentivize the use of computers in K12's front office, in the classroom where teachers and students are working together eight hours a day, and after school, where students do their homework both by themselves and collaboratively?
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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.