incentive


incentive
noun
ADJECTIVE
big, generous, good, great, huge, massive (esp. BrE)
powerful, strong
adequate, sufficient
main, major
added, additional, extra, more
less
little

There was little incentive to conduct research.

real
clear

US companies faced a clear incentive to downsize.

direct

direct financial incentives to have smaller families

important
positive
special
attractive
perverse
long-term
political
commercial, economic, financial, fiscal, monetary
cash
material
price, tax
sales
investment
performance, work
employee

employee incentives such as bonuses and commission

federal, government
VERB + INCENTIVE
act as, be

It was thought that this would act as an incentive for couples to adopt older children.

have

She had the added incentive of being within reach of the world record.

need
give (sb/sth), offer (sb/sth), provide (sb/sth with)
create

The government has created tax incentives to encourage investment.

receive

companies that receive government incentives

increase
reduce
undermine

High taxation rates have undermined work incentives.

eliminate, remove, take away
INCENTIVE + NOUN
plan, programme/program, scheme (BrE), structure, system

an incentive system based on supervisors' evaluations

The company operates a share incentive scheme for its workers.

policy
award, bonus, fee, package, pay, payment
PREPOSITION
incentive to

an incentive to investment

PHRASES
have every incentive

Companies have every incentive to put up prices.

a lack of incentive

There is a lack of incentive to undertake new investment.


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