incentive has definitions from the field of business
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[ noun ] a positive motivational influence

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Our central goal should be to provide the greatest positive incentive for these societies to tackle boldly the tasks which they face .

By holding_out prospects for external capital assistance , the United_States can provide strong incentives to prepare_for the concerted economic drive necessary to achieve self-sustaining growth .

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[ noun ] (business) an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

Synonyms

bonus

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

Much of the important individual and social action has been owing to religious incentives .

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