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motivate

mo·ti·vate

motivate

 
 
pronunciation:
mo t veIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: motivated, motivates, motivating
definition: to make someone want to do something.
A good teacher motivates her students to learn.Fear of cancer motivated him to quit smoking.
 
similar words:
encourage, excite, inspire, provoke, stir up, tempt
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