- 1A thing that motivates or encourages one to do something: there is no incentive for customers to conserve waterMore example sentences
- Childcare grants are among a range of incentives geared at encouraging more parents to run for district council seats.
- York residents are set to be offered incentives to encourage them to recycle more of their household waste.
- As well as the natural health benefits, the patient also gets motivation and incentives for better health.
- 1.1A payment or concession to stimulate greater output or investment: tax incentives for investing in depressed areas [as modifier]: incentive paymentsMore example sentences
- The government also gave generous tax incentives for investment.
- In addition to federal tax credits, California offered an additional state tax incentive for wind energy production.
- To improve its on-time arrival rates, further financial incentives were provided monthly.
late Middle English: from Latin incentivum 'something that sets the tune or incites', from incantare 'to chant or charm'.