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17:59 Dec 13, 1999
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: incent/incenticize
A newly emerged buzzword, heard frequently in Silicon Valley--

"In a startup, it's all about properly *incenticizing* the team."

Similar to "motivate", but seems to suggest giving something (stock, etc.) rather than just inspiring...

Is there an equivalent buzzword in Portuguese?
Henry Dotterer
United States
Local time: 18:21
Portuguese translation:incentivo/incentivar
Explanation:
"To motivate" could be translated both as "motivar" and "incentivar." Because it seems to be a pretty new word, I do not believe there is such corresponding term in Portuguese. I'd stick to the brief answer both for semantic and phonetic reasons. It is also a word more related to the field in question: "Incentivo fiscal," for instance.
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Fabiano Cid
Grading comment
I think the thing that makes "incenticize" a possible buzzword is that it is not normally used as a verb. It sounds like this is not the case in Portuguese. Sounds like a direct translation may be the most accurate. (Don't speak Portuguese, though...)
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Summary of answers provided
na"O que conta de início é criar incentivos adequados para as equipes"Paulo Wengorski
nacativar, incentivarAlfarroba
naIncenticizingxxxmuttle$
naoferecer benefícios e incentivosAnelise Burmeister
na"metas" or "Objectivos"xxxceleah
naincentivar
Carlos Teixeira
naestimular, incentivar, motivar
Jorge Freire
naincentivo/incentivarFabiano Cid


  

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52 mins
incentivo/incentivar


Explanation:
"To motivate" could be translated both as "motivar" and "incentivar." Because it seems to be a pretty new word, I do not believe there is such corresponding term in Portuguese. I'd stick to the brief answer both for semantic and phonetic reasons. It is also a word more related to the field in question: "Incentivo fiscal," for instance.

Fabiano Cid
PRO pts in pair: 12
Grading comment
I think the thing that makes "incenticize" a possible buzzword is that it is not normally used as a verb. It sounds like this is not the case in Portuguese. Sounds like a direct translation may be the most accurate. (Don't speak Portuguese, though...)
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1 hr
incentivar


Explanation:
"incentivar" seems to be an appropriate translation. It is a synonym of "motivar" too, but there is the advantage that "incentivo" can be a concrete prize the employer can give to his employees, while "motivação" is rather more abstract.

Carlos Teixeira
Ireland
Local time: 23:21
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 8
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4 hrs
estimular, incentivar, motivar


Explanation:
I think that any of these three suggestions woud fit the tranlation of incenticizing. If you are giving something in order to get a more cooperative action from a team (as in the case) you can use either of the words "estimular" , "motivar" or "incentivar".

Jorge Freire
Local time: 23:21
Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in pair: 2004
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7 hrs
"metas" or "Objectivos"


Explanation:
I agree with all suggestion presented above, perhaps my suggestion can also be consider in th way that you are talking about a team, and "atingir metas ou objectivos" or even "prémios" and these solutions mean achieving goals or purposes.

xxxceleah
PRO pts in pair: 29
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8 hrs
oferecer benefícios e incentivos


Explanation:
"Incentivar" alone is too broad; also, "ter uma política de benefícios e incentivos agressiva/competitiva".

Anelise Burmeister
Local time: 19:21
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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8 hrs
"O que conta de início é criar incentivos adequados para as equipes"


Explanation:
In the context, "incenticizing" (like incentivizing) would be be better translated by "criar incentivos" or "estabelecer incentivos".

Paulo Wengorski
Local time: 19:21
PRO pts in pair: 51
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9 hrs
cativar, incentivar


Explanation:
Altough there is no Portuguese buzzword for "incenticizing", I believe there will be little change of it "sticking" in Portuguese "as is", since it is too similar to "Incentivar" (meaning to incite, to stimulate).
The most likely translation will be precisely that "Incentivar", since it is associated with the term "incentivo", which is used in business to mean prize, reward... a carrot.
To emphasize the "stock options" element in this, one would probably also use in longer texts "cativar", which means "to captivate", "to charm".

Alfarroba
Portugal
Local time: 23:21
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 8
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12 hrs
Incenticizing


Explanation:
I found an intersting translation :Webster dictionary....it is implied that "incenticizing" is more than just motivate ...it sounds like " centralizar um grupo em torno de um objetivo comum",well it is between the lines.I hope I can help!

xxxmuttle$
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