verb (used with object), mo·ti·vat·ed, mo·ti·vat·ing.
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Instructional materials and approaches that motivate, stimulate, and engage students.
The Democrats lost it, by being afraid to have a strong message and motivate their voters.
But he argued that the issue does motivate otherwise unlikely voters and could be a deciding factor in a close race.
Trying to motivate the Allies, he offered his assistance and cooperation to the profession as a whole, pro bono.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Needless to say, Democrats are hoping to use the issue to motivate their base.
Again, the competitive impulse can often be used to motivate drill.
This is needed to motivate effort and insure right impressions.
He had felt it before, but the feeling was strong enough now to motivate action.Earthsmith|Milton Lesser
The essential thing about value is that it motivate our conduct.Social Value|B. M. Anderson
They are used by the government as one of the economic levers intended to motivate enterprises toward greater efficiency.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole