- mo·ti·va·tor, noun
- de·mo·ti·vate, verb (used with object), de·mo·ti·vat·ed, de·mo·ti·vat·ing.
- non·mo·ti·vat·ed, adjective
- re·mo·ti·vate, verb (used with object), re·mo·ti·vat·ed, re·mo·ti·vat·ing.
- un·mo·ti·vat·ed, adjective
- un·mo·ti·vat·ing, adjective
- well-mo·ti·vat·ed, adjective
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How to use motivate in a sentence
She said this was because conservatives are strongly motivated by a personal responsibility to care for themselves.Wearing a mask isn’t just about protecting other people, the CDC says. It can help you — and might prevent lockdowns. | Ben Guarino, Lena H. Sun, Ariana Eunjung Cha | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
They may be motivated to twist the truth in ways that can lead to misinformation.How to talk to kids and teens about misinformation | Bobbie Johnson | November 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
There’s a personal element to the story that motivated Burkard, too.This Film Will Make You Rethink Every Parental Decision | Ryan Van Bibber | October 26, 2020 | Outside Online
If there is one issue that motivates CEOs at the forefront of the stakeholder capitalism movement, it is training and upskilling.
The hope is the results will show low risk and motivate state and local leaders to reopen competitions here.Sports Could Be the Latest Inequity Front for Kids as More Teams Travel to Arizona | Ashly McGlone | October 21, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
British Dictionary definitions for motivate
(tr) to give incentive to
- motivator, noun
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