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incentivize

[in-sen-ti-vahyz] /ɪnˈsɛn tɪˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), incentivized, incentivizing.
1.
to give incentives to:
The government should incentivize the private sector to create jobs.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism
Can be confused
incent, incentivize.
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British Dictionary definitions for incentivizes

incentivize

/ɪnˈsɛntɪˌvaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive)
  1. to provide (someone) with a good reason for wanting to do something: why not incentivize companies to relocate?
  2. to promote (something) with a particular incentive: an incentivized share option scheme
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Word Origin and History for incentivizes

incentivize

v.

by 1970, from incentive + -ize. Related: Incentivized; incentivizing.

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