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synonyms for incentives

  • encouragement
  • enticement
  • impetus
  • motivation
  • reason
  • stimulus
  • allurement
  • bait
  • carrot
  • catalyst
  • come-on
  • consideration
  • determinant
  • drive
  • excuse
  • exhortation
  • goad
  • ground
  • impulse
  • incitement
  • influence
  • insistence
  • inspiration
  • instigation
  • motive
  • persuasion
  • provocation
  • purpose
  • rationale
  • spring
  • spur
  • stimulant
  • stimulation
  • temptation
  • urge
  • whip
  • reason why

antonyms for incentives

MOST RELEVANT
  • discouragement
  • hindrance
  • deterrent
  • dislike
  • prevention
  • block
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How to use incentives in a sentence

The private ownership of land is one of the greatest incentives to human effort that the world has ever known.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Our constant visits to the theatre were strong incentives to a preparatory study of the plays of Goethe, Schiller, and Lessing.
LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
The novelty of the thing may have pleased them; but the real incentives lay deeper down in the natural goodness of their hearts.
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They are always males; gay young bachelors, with no incentives, we will suppose, to an industrious career.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
The Skipper was boiling with rage under the influence of various incentives as he approached.
THREE IN NORWAYJAMES ARTHUR LEES
And possibly these agents have been the greatest incentives to help create and crystallize this unrest and migration.
NEGRO MIGRATION DURING THE WAREMMETT J. SCOTT
Fame and reward are powerful incentives, but they bear no comparison to the influence exercised by affection.
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
Among the proximate incentives to shooting and angling, then, may be the need of recreation and outdoor life.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
Sympathy, we are told, is one of the strongest and noblest incentives to human action.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)WILLIAM H. HERNDON
Instead of being fetters, these contradictions seem to have been incentives to the artist.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 18, NO. 109, NOVEMBER, 1866VARIOUS
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