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incentivize Tweet Definition of incentivize Like Definition of incentivize on Facebook
verb (incentiviz, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, buzzword) To provide incentives for; to encourage.
The US government seeks to home ownership through a favorable tax system.
income Tweet Definition of income Like Definition of income on Facebook
  1. (italbrac, or uncountable) money, Money one earns by working or capitalise, capitalising off other people's work.
incoming Tweet Definition of incoming Like Definition of incoming on Facebook
  1. The act of coming in; arrival
  1. coming (or about to come) in
  2. succeeding to an office
increase Tweet Definition of increase Like Definition of increase on Facebook
  1. An amount by which a quantity is increased.
  2. For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
verb (increas, ing)
  1. (intransitive, of a quantity) to become larger.
  2. (transitive) To make (a quantity) larger.
increment Tweet Definition of increment Like Definition of increment on Facebook
  1. The action of increasing or becoming greater.
  2. (heraldry) The wax, waxing of the moon.
  3. The amount of increase.
  1. (transitive & intransitive) To increase by steps or by a step, especially by one.
Ind. Tweet Definition of Ind. Like Definition of Ind. on Facebook
  1. Indiana
  2. India
  3. Indian
indemnify Tweet Definition of indemnify Like Definition of indemnify on Facebook
verb (indemnif, i, ed)
  1. To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure.
    • The states must at last engage to the merchants here that they will them from all that shall fall out. Sir W. Temple.
      1. To make restitution or compensation for, as for that which is lost; to make whole; to reimburse; to compensate. Beattie.
indemnity Tweet Definition of indemnity Like Definition of indemnity on Facebook
noun (indemnities)
  1. an obligation or duty upon an individual to incur the losses of another.
  2. repayment
  3. the right of an injured party to shift the loss onto the party responsible for the loss.
  4. (insurance) a principle of insurance which provides that when a loss occurs, the insured should be restored to the approximate financial condition occupied before the loss occurred, no better, no worse.
indulge Tweet Definition of indulge Like Definition of indulge on Facebook
verb (indulg, ing)
  1. (intransitive), (often followed by "in"): To take pleasure in.
He looked at the chocolate but didn't .
  1. (transitive) To satisfy the wishes of; to give in to.
He indulged them with money.
indulgence Tweet Definition of indulgence Like Definition of indulgence on Facebook
  1. the act of indulging
  2. tolerance
  3. catering to someone's every desire
  4. something in which someone indulges
  5. (Roman Catholic Church) a pardon or release from the expectation of punishment in purgatory, after the sinner has been granted absolution
verb (indulgenc, ing)
  1. (transitive) (Roman Catholic Church) to provide with an indulgence
industrial Tweet Definition of industrial Like Definition of industrial on Facebook
  1. of or relating to industry.
The segment of the economy has seen troubles lately.
  1. (context, of a society or country) having many industries; industrialized
Italy is a part , part rural nation.
industrialize Tweet Definition of industrialize Like Definition of industrialize on Facebook
verb (industrializ, ing)
  1. (context, of a country) to develop industry; to become industrial
  2. (context, of a product) to manufacture on an industrial scale or using industrial methods
  3. (context, of a process) to organize along industrial lines
industry Tweet Definition of industry Like Definition of industry on Facebook
noun (industr, ies, -)
  1. Businesses concerned with goods as opposed to services.
There used to be a lot of around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.
  1. Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.
The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled.
  1. The tendency to work persistently.
Over the years, their and business sense made them wealthy.
inelastic Tweet Definition of inelastic Like Definition of inelastic on Facebook
  1. lacking elasticity; inflexible, unyielding
    • 1852, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance
    • :He spoke languidly, and only those few words, like a watch with an spring, that just ticks a moment or two and stops again.
    • 1913, Winston Churchill, The Inside Of The Cup
    • :I cannot believe that Christ himself intended that his religion should be so , so hard and fast, so cruel as you imply.
ins. Tweet Definition of ins. Like Definition of ins. on Facebook
  1. insurance
insolvent Tweet Definition of insolvent Like Definition of insolvent on Facebook
  1. Of or pertaining to bankruptcy.
insurance Tweet Definition of insurance Like Definition of insurance on Facebook
  1. A means of indemnity against occurrence of a uncertain event.
The car was totalled, but fortunately I had .
  1. The business of providing insurance.
After five years in banking, I switched to .
  1. Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.
The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for .
  1. Blackjack: A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.
I only take if the count is right.
insure Tweet Definition of insure Like Definition of insure on Facebook
verb (insures, insuring, insured)
  1. To provide for mitigation if something goes wrong. Often agree by contract to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event.
I'm not insured against burglary.
  1. (misspelling of, assure)
  2. (misspelling of, ensure) (British English)
  3. To assure, i.e. to promise with emphasis.
He insured me that there would be no further delays.
  1. To ensure. (American English)
Insure that it does not happen again.
insured Tweet Definition of insured Like Definition of insured on Facebook
  1. A person, or persons, covered by an insurance policy.
  1. (past of, insure)
  1. Covered by an insurance policy.
insurer Tweet Definition of insurer Like Definition of insurer on Facebook
  1. One who insures.
After the accident I contacted the who paid for the repairs.
invest Tweet Definition of invest Like Definition of invest on Facebook
  1. An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system. A temporary designation by the U.S. Naval Research Lab Joint Typhoon Warning Center and National Hurricane Center. Internal jargon (possibly teletype abbreviation) in the 1980's. Appears today on some tracking maps, e.g. tropical storm advisories at the tropical weather page. Designation, e.g. <code>91e</code>, is a cyclic number (90-99) and a letter suffix for oceanic region:
    • <code>a</code> - Arabian Sea
    • <code>b</code> - Bay of Bengal
    • <code>c</code> - North Central Pacific Ocean
    • <code>e</code> - Northeast Pacific Ocean
    • <code>l</code> - North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea
    • <code>p</code> - South Pacific Ocean
    • <code>s</code> - South Indian Ocean
    • <code>w</code> - Northwest Pacific Ocean
  1. (dated) To clothe or wrap (with garments).
  2. To envelop, wrap, cover.
    • 1667: Night / Invests the Sea, and wished Morn delayes " John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 207-8
      1. To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain.
      2. To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose.
      The contributors to the Wikipedia and Wiktionary projects have invested countless hours into this resource..
      1. To ceremonially install someone in some office.
      2. To formally give someone some power or authority.
      3. To lay siege to.
      4. (intransitive): To make investments.

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