- nounADJECTIVE▪ 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, governmentVERB + 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 awayINCENTIVE + 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, paymentPREPOSITION▪ incentive to▪
an incentive to investmentPHRASES▪ 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.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.