transitive verb-·vat·ed, -·vat·ing
An example of to motivate is to tell someone an inspirational quote.
transitive verbmo·ti·vat·ed, mo·ti·vat·ing, mo·ti·vates
- To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel: What motivated you to get a new job? Their criticism is motivated by jealousy.
- To cause to be enthusiastic: The coach motivated his players with an inspiring pep talk.
(third-person singular simple present motivates, present participle motivating, simple past and past participle motivated)
motive +"Ž -ate
- Different than the typical prepaid credit card, the American Express Incentive Services Gift Card allows you to design a prepaid card specifically intended to motivate or influence clients or employees.
- To motivate you, the game gives out trophies for achieving certain things like exercising with a friend or finishing the 30 Day Challenge correctly (which means you didn't skip a day and you completed all the required exercises).
- Companies that break with tradition and provide their work crews with hard hats that don't look like safety hats can optimize their use and motivate workers to deem custom hard hats as a necessary part of a uniforms.
- IronKids is a new, youth triathlon series for kids ages 6 - 15 which consists of eight races across the U.S. Our mission is to inspire and motivate kids through the sport to live an active, positive and healthy lifestyle.
- The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is widely used to research certain topics in psychology, such as dreams and fantasies, mate selection, the factors that motivate people's choice of occupations, and similar subjects.