incent
transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from incentive Date: 1981 incentivize

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  • incent — (v.) by 1992, U.S. government speak, back formation from INCENTIVE (Cf. incentive). Related: Incented; incenting …   Etymology dictionary

  • incent — verb a) To provide an incentive to (a person or organizaton). We need to incent people to innovate more. b) To provide an incentive for (something). We need to incent more innovation. See Also: incentivize …   Wiktionary

  • incent — v. tr. A transitive verb meaning encourage or influence : The program was set up to incent users to spend more. Also the leading member of the incent incentivize disincent axis of evil …   Business English jargon and slang

  • incent — in·cent (ĭn sĕntʹ) tr.v. in·cent·ed, in·cent·ing, in·cents To incentivize: “would use tax breaks to incent corporations to invest in their future” (Scott Canon).   [Back formation from incentive.] * * * …   Universalium

  • incent — verb (t) Business to incentivise. {backformation dating back to 1840s in British English, but now restricted to financial jargon} …   Australian English dictionary

  • incent — …   Useful english dictionary

  • incent (to) —  Provide incentives for employees.  ► “A premium can be added to incent the employee to take the assignment.” (Benefits & Compensation International, April 1994, p.15) …   American business jargon

  • John Incent — Sign on the Berkhamsted house depicting John Incent Born c.1480 Berkhamsted, England Died 1545 Berkhamsted …   Wikipedia

  • Atanasoff, John V(incent) — born Oct. 4, 1903, Hamilton, N.Y., U.S. died June 15, 1995, Frederick, Md. U.S. physicist. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. With Clifford Berry, he developed the Atanasoff Berry Computer (1937–42), a machine capable of… …   Universalium

  • Forrestal, James V(incent) — born Feb. 15, 1892, Beacon, N.Y., U.S. died May 22, 1949, Bethesda, Md. U.S. secretary of defense (1947–49). After serving in naval aviation in World War I, he resumed his connection with a New York City investment firm, of which he became… …   Universalium

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