An example of incentive is extra money offered to those employees who work extra hours on a project.
An example of incentive is an ice cold beer at the end of a long bike ride.
An incentive bonus for high productivity.
Origin of incentive
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin incentivus (“that strikes up or sets the tune”), from incinere (“to strike up”), from in (“in, on”) + canere (“to sing”). The formation appears to have been influenced by incendere ' to set on fire'.