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noun [countable/uncountable]     incentive pronunciation in British English
/ɪnˈsentɪv/
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  1. something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this
    incentive to do something:

    Many farmers have little incentive to invest in costly conservation measures.

    The promise of a job will give Mary an incentive to pass the exam.

    financial/tax incentive:

    Employers are being offered financial incentives to hire young people.

    an added incentive:

    The seaside venue of the conference is an added incentive.

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