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Meaning of MOTIVATE

Pronunciation:  'mowtu`veyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
 

MOTIVATE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: actuate, incite, move, prompt, propel
 
 See Also: cause, do, make

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mo"ti*vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {-vated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {-vating}.] [From {Motive}, n.]
To provide with a motive; to move; impel; induce; incite. --
{Mo`ti*va"tion}, n. --William James.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: activate, actuate, animate, arouse, bring, bring about, bring on, cajole, call forth, cause, coax, compel, contrive, draw down, draw on, drive, drive on, effect, egg on, elicit, encourage, energize, evoke, excite, force, forward, foster, galvanize, get, give an impetus, give momentum, goad, impel, incite, induce, influence, inspire, instigate, lead, mobilize, move, move to action, nudge, obtain, occasion, persuade, pique, power, procure, prod, promote, prompt, propel, provoke, push, put in motion, quicken, rouse, set agoing, set going, set in motion, shove, spark, spur, stimulate, stir up, superinduce, tempt, thrust, urge, wheedle, whip on
 

 

 

 

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