What does the word incentive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Encouraging or impelling.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • An incitement.

Usage examples for incentive

  1. Oh yes, Mr. Stephenson, a sweetheart's a prime incentive. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  2. The sacrifice of Calvary, while it is the ground of our salvation, supplies the standard and incentive of moral attainment. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  3. She alone had not only the incentive, but the necessary opportunity. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green