Example sentences for: incentive

How can you use “incentive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • If Democrats recover a majority, Republicans will have every incentive to block everything once again.

  • If Democrats or Republicans fear that their leaders will be subject to personal attack--and they do--then there is a huge incentive for the parties to vest nominal power in squeaky-clean nonentities and hide real power behind the scenes.

  • Consider the incentive the financial-aid system sends even low-cost colleges--the more you charge, the more aid your "needy" students will get and, since "need" is determined relative to cost, the more "needy" students you will have.

  • Do all those software developers writing open source code for Linux have the incentive to fix problems as they arise and--more important--to help people upgrade and keep old code running?

  • Therefore, if all companies are permanently on notice that bad behavior will eventually be punished, they have an incentive to behave well at all times.


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