American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To provide with an incentive; move to action; impel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To motive; act as a motive or as the inciting cause of; induce.
- v. transitive To provide someone with an incentive to do something; to encourage.
- v. transitive To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To provide with a motive; to move; impel; induce; incite.
- v. give an incentive for action
- motive + -ate (Wiktionary)
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“Will FEU's second place win motivate them to work harder to win it next year?”
“That’s also a healthy increase over the 525 HP the M156 normally develops and all it has to motivate is a 3,571 Lbs curb weight gull-winged bird of prey (703 Lbs lighter than the SL63 and 326 Lbs lighter than the SLR thanks to an aluminum chassis and body).”
“You may find it increasingly difficult toward the end of your term to motivate yourself to exercise.”
“The importance of motivation is that it gets you to self motivate, which is the behavior that matters in weight loss," Webber explained.”
“I could be wrong, but it seems to make more sense to me that coins motivate more reliably than complaints.”
“According to Webster's, to motivate is to "provide with an incentive, move to action, impel".”
“It reminds me of the days Goldin would applaud budget cuts as an obscure way to 'motivate' NASA.”
“We cannot "motivate" engagement (or innovation, growth, or succession for that matter); instead, we must inspire the kind of outcomes we want by rooting ourselves in a set of values, being in the grip of an idea worthy of dedication and commitment, connecting around a meaningful and shared purpose, and aligning around a common, deep and sustainable set of human, societal and environmental values.”
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