Definition of disincentivize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disincentivize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disincentivize
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪz//
 
he / she / it disincentivizes
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzɪz//
 
past simple disincentivized
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzd//
 
past participle disincentivized
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzd//
 
-ing form disincentivizing
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪvaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disincentivize