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Synonyms for incentive
ɪnˈsɛn tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incentive, inducement, motivator(noun)

    a positive motivational influence

    bonus, motivator, inducement, inducing

    deterrence, disincentive

  2. bonus, incentive(noun)

    an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

    motivator, fillip, bonus, inducement

    deterrence, disincentive


  1. incentive(noun)


  2. incentive(noun)

    I have no incentive to do housework right now.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incentive

    inducement, excitation, rousing, motive, stimulus, spur

    discouragement, warning, dissuasive, prohibition, deterrent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incentive(n.)

    incitement, inducement, stimulus, impulse, spur, provocative, goad, motive, cause, encouragement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incentive(n)

    motive, spur, incitement, stimulus, inducement provocation

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  1. Ryan McCormick:

    Ryan McCormick, of Goldman McCormick PR, explained why Hollywood might be motivated to ditch the traditional Thanksgiving portrayals this year. National Geographic PBS offering new perspectives on This Thanksgiving may not so much be driven by a moral imperative to present the truth but, by the incentive to draw bigger ratings, americans may be seeking an alternative to watching sports or news highlights from Black Friday riots. Family-friendly Thanksgiving programming with a spice of edginess could be a huge success.

  2. Jens David Ohlin:

    The two big picture questions have been -- was there any person who was acting as a link between the campaign and Russia or Wikileaks, and what incentive did Donald Trump have to cooperate with the Russians and why is Donald Trump so beholden to the Russians ? i think we now have potential answers to both those questions.

  3. David Waskow:

    There is going to be an incentive for countries to ratify once it becomes clear that entry into force is imminent.

  4. Oliver Strauss:

    What is interesting to note is that while overall national retail spending remains strong and consumer confidence is relatively unchanged, we are probably seeing some attempts in incentive spending to boost auto sales beyond its organic demand.

  5. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk:

    Right now we have an incentive structure that is designed to slow it down( transition from fossil fuels), if countries decide to do a carbon tax or cap and trade, and it is real and not watered-down and weak, I think we can see a transition that is in the 15 to 20 years time frame as supposed to 40 to 50 years time frame.

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