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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of incentivise.


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  • As you said, the person who engages in incentivised behavior pays less than even the person who engages in the desired behavior to avoid the penalty.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 13 States File Suit Against Health Care Reform

  • The misguided education maintenance allowance was a key illustration of how education is undervalued by citizens; to be "incentivised" - pupils and students paid - by the taxpayer to attend school or college seems quite wrong when the incentive of free education should be enough.

    The Guardian World News

  • If one pays a fixed price "up front" for a "year's worth of goods or services", one is intuitively "incentivised" to acquire as much of that good as possible; as long as its marginal cost even counting time spent is lower than the perceived marginal benefit.

    What the Veterinary Medicine Piece Really Said, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Police should also be "incentivised" and paid better salaries in order to perform better in the fight against crime, Zuma said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Not only can things be "incentivised" but their seriousness can be "escalated" to a higher level or put out for "UGF" user-generated feedback.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • "We might as well do everybody, just so we've got everybody's photo," said the person "incentivised" with organising proceedings.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Responding to her speech, Public Service Association vice-chairwoman Sayeeda Khan asked if there was any chance of public servants being "incentivised", as had happened in the private sector.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • What ilajd pretends we don't already know is that, just like the McIntyre and McKitrick performing circus, we know that The Fraud Squad are ... um ... "incentivised" to come up with ludicrous interpretations of the data.


  • Pardew's deal is understood to be highly incentivised, meaning the pay-off for terminating his contract would be less than that secured by Allardyce, for example. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • If Simon Power wants to have 'incentivised' the system, then I'd suggest two things would help considerably in making sure that the police focus more attention on their case for the prosecution.



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