verb (used with object), mo·ti·vat·ed, mo·ti·vat·ing.
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If we can work together to find one, we can even motivate politicians to follow suit.Charles Koch: Partisan politics don’t work. It’s time for a new way|jakemeth|November 19, 2020|Fortune
What motivates parties to change, compromise, and adapt is the pain of loss, and the fear of future losses.The crisis isn’t too much polarization. It’s too little democracy.|Ezra Klein|November 12, 2020|Vox
With the Olympics looming next summer, the NBA is motivated to get back to a more traditional timeline.Sports were a distraction from the pandemic. Now they’re being battered by it.|Jerry Brewer|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler seem convinced that ideas and political philosophy do not motivate voters.The elites who think MAGA voters are rubes: Republicans|Jennifer Rubin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
We shouldn’t let guilt or victimhood drive our efforts, but should be motivated instead by personal responsibility for ourselves and our fellow man and woman.From mentorship to friendship to love: What I learned from three investing giants|matthewheimer|November 10, 2020|Fortune
I feel unmotivated to work on the short story, rather than do nothing, I simply switch to the novel draft or a nonfiction article.
But after failing to make the cut at the reality-TV show, he felt unmotivated to lose weight.
Unchallenged by a competitive industry and unmotivated by a bottom line, federal workers often work fewer hours.Federal Employees Rake in Millions in Added Pay and Bonuses|Daniel Stone|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Third, he wants to turn America into a Euro-paradise for the shiftless and unmotivated.
Ramos says November could be a “disaster” for the Democrats with an unmotivated Latino base.
Melodrama obviously does depend on story-happenings often unmotivated and forced on the characters by the will of the dramatist.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
The withholding of food is entirely unmotivated by the narrator.Seven Mohave Myths|A. L. Kroeber