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    incentive / enticement / inducement

    Hello,

    I'm wondering what the difference between 'incentive', 'inducement' and 'enticement' is. Do I understand it correctly that 'inducement' and 'enticement' refer to something that is given/offered, while 'incentive' has a broader meaning?
    For example,

    1.The possibility of getting a bigger salary can serve as an incentive/inducement to learn a language.
    2. He regarded her success as an incentive to work harder.
    3. The benefits that her boss offered to her were actually an inducement/enticement to work overtime.

    Thank you.

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    Re: incentive / enticement / inducement

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    I'm wondering what the difference between 'incentive', 'inducement' and 'enticement' is. Do I understand it correctly that 'inducement' and 'enticement' refer to something that is given/offered, while 'incentive' has a broader meaning?
    For example,

    1.The possibility of getting a bigger salary can serve as an incentive/inducement to learn a language. Either, but I prefer "incentive".
    2. He regarded her success as an incentive to work harder. OK
    3. The benefits that her boss offered to her were actually an inducement/enticement to work overtime. Either, but I prefer "inducement" for a business environment..
    Thank you.
    b.

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    Re: incentive / enticement / inducement

    Let's load a pig into a truck.

    1. The pig's enticement is the tasty corn the farmer sprinkled inside the truck.

    2. The pig's enducement is the farmer behind him poking him with a stick.

    3. The pig's incentive is his thinking that maybe, if he goes into the truck, the farmer will stop poking him with the stick.

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