Definition of incentivize in English:

incentivize

(British incentivise)

verb

[with object]
  • Motivate or encourage (someone) to do something; provide with an incentive.

    ‘this is likely to incentivize management to find savings’
    • ‘Firstly, they say ‘let us keep business rates so that we are incentivised to be business friendly’.’
    • ‘A coach or a manager will not get the best out of his team unless he is incentivised to do so.’
    • ‘There are all kinds of methods of professional interrogation, of ways to persuade people, incentivize people, motivate people.’
    • ‘The government incentivizes people to move in that direction.’
    • ‘This programme includes a flexible care pilot to incentivise providers to offer more flexible hours of care and to compensate providers for some of the additional costs involved in offering this type of care.’
    • ‘We should be incentivizing people to build estates and create wealth and encouraging that.’
    • ‘Subsidies could be tailored, for example, to encourage more small local abattoirs and food shops or to incentivise organic farming.’
    • ‘Companies are being encouraged to use these plans to incentivise their workforce.’
    • ‘We urgently need to incentivise the private system to provide capacity that can leverage public investment, in the interests of a more equitable system. The needs of patients necessitates this.’
    • ‘And they could invest a lot of money and fail, which is part of the reason why many think that the federal government needs to be heavily involved in incentivizing this.’
    • ‘I don't think its true the law incentivizes marriage through benefits (although I have to confess I wouldn't mind if it were), so I also don't think this accurately describes how the law of marriage currently matters.’
    • ‘You know, the idea that an executive needs to have these kinds of perks in order to be incentivized to a good job is an insult to the people who actually drive any business every day of the week.’
    • ‘Instead of creating an organisational structure that's deeply intertwined with traditional connections, incentivize the people to focus on the areas they are best suited to.’
    • ‘Both the students and I realized halfway through the semester that if I wanted to incentivize dialogue, then comments should be valued the same as posts.’
    • ‘How do you incentivize wind energy and solar and make sure that net metering, for example, occurs?’
    • ‘But the bulk of the problem is that social work departments are not incentivised to sort this problem.’
    • ‘You have this terrible thing where people aren't incentivised in the same way.’
    • ‘Thus to incentivise hospitals to come up in rural areas, the government needs to go much beyond this.’
    • ‘Whilst employment relations is something business, not government has to overcome, the government could be doing more to incentivise business to embrace change - through less tax and less regulation.’
    encourage, act as a fillip to, act as a impetus to, act as a incentive to, act as a spur to, act as a stimulus to, prompt, prod, move, motivate, trigger, spark, spur on, galvanize, activate, kindle, fire, fire with enthusiasm, fuel, whet, nourish

Pronunciation

incentivize

/ɪnˈsɛntɪvʌɪz/