"incentive" Definition

  1. a. Inciting; encouraging or moving; rousing to action; stimulative.
  2. a. Serving to kindle or set on fire.
  3. n. That which moves or influences the mind, or operates on the passions; that which incites, or has a tendency to incite, to determination or action; that which prompts to good or ill; motive; spur; as, the love of money, and the desire of promotion, are two powerful incentives to action.

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Position in dictionary: 49780 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., n.,
Words that start with "incentive": 2
Words that end with "incentive": 1
Words that contain "incentive": 2
Next words in dictionary: incentively, inception, inceptive, inceptor, inceration
Previous words in dictionary: incenter, incensurable, incensory, incensories, incensor

English Dictionary Definition of incentive

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