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[in-sent] /ɪnˈsɛnt/
verb (used with object)
Can be confused
incent, incentivize. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for incent
  • The market doesn't pay people what they are worth and what they need to incent them to work.
  • Now, one might say that this is good because it will incent them to find more oil.
  • He wants to incent homeowners to retrofit their homes to become more energy efficient.
  • Politically, the more palatable solution is to incent companies to hire with tax credits.
  • State policy, both in terms of taxes and finance, should be examined to help stimulate and incent growth in this fashion.
Word Origin and History for incent

by 1992, U.S. government-speak, back-formation from incentive. Related: Incented; incenting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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