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incentive

in·cen·tive

incentive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn sen tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that motivates one to work or act.
The Army offers various incentives to enlist.The competition gave the students an incentive to read more books.
 
synonyms:
enticement, inducement, motivation, stimulant
antonyms:
deterrent, disincentive
similar words:
bait, come-on, encouragement, exhortation, goad, impetus, lure, motive, persuasion, premium, reason, spur, stimulus, temptation
definition 2: a sense of ambition that encourages greater effort or productivity.
He has shown no incentive in his work.
synonyms:
motivation
similar words:
ambition, initiative
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: motivating, as to work or action; stimulating; inciting.
This is part of the company's incentive plan.