verb (used with object), incentivized, incentivizing.
to give incentives to: The government should incentivize the private sector to create jobs.

1965–70, Americanism

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incentivize or incentivise (ɪnˈsɛntɪˌvaɪz)
 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
incentivise or incentivise

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Example sentences
Supply side reform is essential to incentivize growth.
We try to incentivize you to have your leases mature.
We have too many roads to nowhere that incentivize people to move to nowhere.
Part of our argument is that when you incentivize everything, you de-moralize
  it, you take the moral dimensions out of it.
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