Motivate meaning

mōtə-vāt
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.

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To cause to be enthusiastic.

The coach motivated his players with an inspiring pep talk.

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To provide with, or affect as, a motive or motives; incite, impel, or encourage.
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To motivate is defined as to inspire someone to act.

An example of to motivate is to tell someone an inspirational quote.

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To provide someone with an incentive to do something; to encourage.
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To animate; to propel; to cause to take action.
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Origin of motivate

  • motive +"Ž -ate

    From Wiktionary