a person or thing that gives people an incentive or reason for acting:He's a great teacher and coach—a master motivator both in the classroom and on the basketball court.Money is important, but often it isn't the primary motivator when a candidate accepts a job offer.
- de·mo·ti·va·tor, noun
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How to use motivator in a sentence
Kimberly Dickson said she fears the school district’s financial problems are motivating them to keep the doors closed for school and sports.Sports Could Be the Latest Inequity Front for Kids as More Teams Travel to Arizona | Ashly McGlone | October 21, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
We can talk about the ideals that our Founding Fathers laid down for us, but only when we see what we don’t want to look like, does it actually motivate us to follow that path.
Democrat Jaime Harrison has raised millions of dollars and flooded the airwaves with a personal story that is motivating Democratic-leaning voters in the suburbs — the early-voting lines are some of the longest South Carolina politicos have seen.The Senate seats most likely to flip parties in November | Amber Phillips | October 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Democrats seem to believe this is the issue that most directly motivates people to oppose Barrett — and perhaps vote accordingly.The strange, sudden, bipartisan avoidance of Roe v. Wade | Aaron Blake | October 8, 2020 | Washington Post
While the motivating factors behind Amreen’s decision remain unknown, such survival strategies are used by many women and may shed some light on Amreen’s decision.