[Ads-l] _incents_ , encourage, to offer incentives

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 2 13:03:02 EDT 2018


I'm incensed...

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 1:01 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> New (and painful) to me:
> Two amendments were adopted before it was passed into law:
> one from Council member [Lisa] Herbold incents bike-share provider
> companies to provide adaptive vehicles and/or devices for people with
> disabilities, ...
>
> https://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2018/08/dockless-
> bikeshare-seattle/150223/
>
> I found:
> The verb *incent*, a backformation of the noun *incentive*, has an OED
> entry that documents the forms *incented* and *incenting*, but none for
> plain incent. The earliest citation is from 1844: “Incented by the stupid
> ambition of an ignorant mother, she thought that the purse of the one was
> far superior to the heart of the other.” The most recent (1997) identifies
> *incent* as not quite standard by enclosing it in quotations: “Workers need
> to be ‘incented’ with bonuses, stock options, and dispersed
> decision-making.”
>
> https://www.dailywritingtips.com/incite-incentive-incent-incentivize/
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