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UK [ˈməʊtɪveɪt] / US [ˈmoʊtɪˌveɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "motivate":
present tense I/you/we/they motivate he/she/it motivates present participle motivating past tense motivated past participle motivated
1) to make someone feel determined to do something or enthusiastic about doing it

She knows how to motivate people.

He was primarily motivated by the desire for profit.

motivate someone to do something:

We must motivate students to take charge of their own learning.

2) [often passive] to make someone behave in a particular way
motivate by:

The crime appears to have been motivated by hatred.


Derived word:
motivator
noun countable
Word forms "motivator":
singular motivator plural motivators

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