|Origin:||incentivum, from Latin incinere 'to set the tune', from canere 'to sing'|
in‧cen‧tive S3 [uncountable and countable]
As an added incentive, there's a bottle of champagne for the best team.
create/provide/give somebody an incentive
Awards provide an incentive for young people to improve their skills.
incentive to do something
Farmers lack any incentive to manage their land organically.
economic/financial/tax etc incentives
a recycling drive backed with financial incentives