Incentivise vs. Incentivize - What's the difference?

Incentivize

An incentive is something that motivates an individual to perform an action. The study of incentive structures is central to the study of all economic activities (both in terms of individual decision-making and in terms of co-operation and competition within a larger institutional structure). Therefore, economic analysis of the differences between societies (and between organizations within a society) amounts to characterizing the differences in incentive structures faced by individuals involved in these collective efforts. Incentives aim to provide value for money and contribute to organizational success. As such the design of incentive systems is a key management activity.

Incentivise vs. Incentivize

Incentivise

Incentivize

Table of contents

1. Alternative forms
          3.1. Usage notes
          3.2. Antonyms
          3.3. Related terms

Incentivise

1. Alternative forms

  • incentivize

2. Etymology

From incentive +‎ -ise.

3. Verb

incentivise (third-person singular simple present incentivises, present participle incentivising, simple past and past participle incentivised)

  1. (transitive, British) To provide with an incentive. [from 20th c.]
    The boss will incentivise the workforce by offering bonuses.

Incentivize

1. Alternative forms

  • incentivise

2. Etymology

incentive +‎ -ize

3. Verb

incentivize (third-person singular simple present incentivizes, present participle incentivizing, simple past and past participle incentivized)

  1. (transitive, US, business, economics) To provide incentives for; to encourage.
    The US government seeks to incentivize home ownership through a favorable tax system.
  2. (transitive, US, business, economics) To provide incentives to.
    They effectively incentivized people to overinvest in home ownership.

3.1. Usage notes

  • Used relatively more than incent to refer to the use of systems of incentives.

3.2. Antonyms

  • disincentivize
  • incent
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