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Definition of incentive noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[countable, uncountable] incentive (for/to somebody/something) (to do something)
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something that encourages you to do something tax incentives to encourage savings There is no incentive for people to save fuel. There is an added incentive for you to buy from our catalog—a free gift with every purchase. opposite disincentive
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