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Definition of disincentivize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disincentivize
he / she / it disincentivizes
past simple disincentivized
-ing form disincentivizing
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to remove the advantages of doing something, so that people no longer want to do it disincentivize something The aim is to disincentivize illegal immigration. Do higher taxes disincentivize work? disincentivize somebody from doing something You have to disincentivize them from breaking the law.
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