verb (used with object), in·cen·ti·vized, in·cen·ti·viz·ing.
- to give incentives to: The government should incentivize the private sector to create jobs.
- to provide (someone) with a good reason for wanting to do somethingwhy not incentivize companies to relocate?
- to promote (something) with a particular incentivean incentivized share option scheme
by 1970, from incentive + -ize. Related: Incentivized; incentivizing.