HyperDic: motivation

English > 3 senses of the word motivation:
NOUNTopsmotivation, motive, needthe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
statemotivationthe condition of being motivated
actmotivation, motivatingthe act of motivating
motivation > pronunciation
Soundsmow.tahvey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > motivation: 3 senses > noun 1, Tops
MeaningThe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.
Example"we did not understand his motivation"
Synonymsmotive, need
Narrowerethical motive, ethics, morals, moralitymotivation based on ideas of right and wrong
irrational motiveA motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
lifeA motive for living
psychic energy, mental energyAn actuating force or factor
rational motiveA motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
urge, impulseAn instinctive motive
Broaderpsychological featureA feature of the mental life of a living organism
Spanishmotivación, motivo, necesidad
Catalanmotiu, motivació, necessitat
Adjectivesmotivationalof or relating to motivation
Verbsmotivategive an incentive for action / action
English > motivation: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe condition of being motivated.
Example"his motivation was at a high level"
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Adjectivesmotivationalof or relating to motivation
Verbsmotivategive an incentive for action / action
English > motivation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of motivating; providing incentive.
Synonymmotivating
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Adjectivesmotivationalof or relating to motivation
Verbsmotivategive an incentive for action / action

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