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China’s reliance on foreign semiconductors is both a major incentive for and hinderance to achieving that goal.

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In their 2005 best-selling book Freakonomics, two authors explained how economics are a powerful incentive on human behavior.

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Smaller chains and independent theaters will also be reopening, but discounts and other incentives are scarcer.

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They argue that the incentives CEOs face have not changed, so their behavior won’t change.

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Excerpts of a preliminary legal review of the purchase, leaked to NBC 7, contend that by acting as a middleman in a major real estate transaction, Cisterra didn’t have an incentive to look closely at the building’s true condition.

Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.

In addition, because House Democrats were cut out of the negotiations over the bill, they don't feel any incentive to play ball.

As it stands, candidates do not have much of an incentive to come out in favor of same-sex marriage.

Until scholars and collectors stop buying, antiquities dealers have no incentive to stop selling.

As long as there are states willing to negotiate payments with groups like ISIS, there will be a financial incentive to kidnap.

Several desertions were now reported from the troops, a hostility to discipline rather than cowardice being the incentive.

Above all, we had the perpetual incentive of gardening to keep our eyes toward the future.

And to thwart Mrs. Errington would alone have been a powerful incentive with old Max.

But with the 250 apprehension of the Ideal and of the Divine law, three things follow, incentive to progress.

What a successful man, of marked force of character, has done, may be an incentive and an encouragement to others.


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On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incentive, such as: encouragement, enticement, impetus, motivation, reason, and stimulus.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.