“A sweetener”

It is usually encouragement given to someone in order to do something. And this encouragement is usually in the form of money”

Examples: “According to my nephew Mahidhar, money is the best sweetener around.” * “When the clerk refused to hand over the certificates, Ramesh decided to add a little sweetener.” * “To get anything done in our country we need to add a little sweetener.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, June 03, 2003

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