HyperDic: motivate

English > 1 sense of the word motivate:
VERBcreationmotivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incitegive an incentive for action / action
motivate > pronunciation
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English > motivate: 1 sense > verb 1, creation
MeaningGive an incentive for action / action.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey motivate him to write the letter
Synonymsactuate, propel, move, prompt, incite
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Similar toaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
moveArouse sympathy or compassion in
Spanishincitar, instigar, motivar, propulsar
Catalanincitar, instigar, motivar
Adjectivesmotivativeimpelling to action / action
Nounsmotivation, motivethe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
motivationthe act of motivating
motivationthe condition of being motivated
motivatora positive motivational influence

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