Incented vs Indented - What's the difference?

incented | indented |


As verbs the difference between incented and indented

is that incented is (incent) while indented is (indent).

As an adjective indented is

cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface.

incented

English

Verb

(head)
  • (incent)
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    incent

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (US) To provide an incentive to (a person or organization).
  • We need to incent people to innovate more.
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  • (US) To provide an incentive for (something).
  • We need to incent more innovation.
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  • Usage notes

    * Less common than incentivize at COCA. * Used relatively more than (incentivize) to refer to providing an incentive for an individual action.

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    indented

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (indent)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface.
  • Having an uneven, irregular border; sinuous; undulating.
  • (Milton)
  • * 1599 , , IV. iii. 113:
  • it unlinked itself / And with indented glides did slip away / Into a bush:
  • (heraldry) Notched like the part of a saw consisting of the teeth; serrated.
  • an indented border or ordinary
  • Bound out by an indenture; apprenticed; indentured.
  • an indented servant
  • (zoology) Notched along the margin with a different color, like the feathers of some birds.
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