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motivated, past tense; motivated, past participle; motivates, 3rd person singular present; motivating, present participle;
  1. Provide (someone) with a motive for doing something
    • - he was primarily motivated by the desire for profit
  2. Stimulate (someone's) interest in or enthusiasm for doing something
    • - I'm going to motivate kids to study civics

  1. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
  2. (motivated) provided with a motive or given incentive for action; "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men"
  3. (motivating) motivation: the act of motivating; providing incentive
  4. (motivation) the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
  5. (Motivation (band)) Motivation was a short-lived band formed in Manchester, England, (not to be confused with successful South London band The Motivation circa 1966/7, fronted by The Beckett Brothers, Peter James and Barry Philip, c. ...
  6. (Motivation (episode)) I Pity the Fool is an American reality television series on TV Land starring Mr. T. The series features Mr. T traveling from town to town giving advice, solving problems and teaching individuals some basic rules, but mainly the advice is about team spirit. ...
  7. (Motivation (horse)) Motivation (foaled August 5, 1987 in Argentina) was a Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1993 Hong Kong Invitational Cup. Bred by Adolfo J. Bullrich, he was sired by Egg Toss, a son of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Buckpasser. ...
  8. (Motivation(Sheryl Crow single)) "Motivation" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow for her sixth studio album, Detours, and released as a single.
  9. To provide someone with an incentive to do something; to encourage; To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
  10. (motivated) Enthusiastic, especially about striving toward a goal
  11. (motivation) Willingness of action especially in behavior; The action of motivating; Something which motivates; An incentive or reason for doing something; a research rating that measures how the rational and emotional elements of a commercial affect consumer intention to consider, visit, or ...
  12. (Motivated (Buyer or Seller)) Someone who is a "must" buy or sell situation - divorce, job transfer etc.
  13. (motivated) Page:  Chapter 5 Pg. 50
  14. (motivated) interested and excited
  15. (motivating) Using an individuals wants and needs to influence how the person thinks and what does. Motivating embodies using appropriate incentives and methods in reinforcing individuals or groups as they effectively work toward task accomplishment and resolution of conflicts / disagreements. ...
  16. (Motivation) Why a character does what he does.
  17. (Motivation) Requires initiative and refers to the extent to which an individual desires to reach a goal and demonstrates actual follow-through. A greater level of motivation is required for completion of difficult tasks. ...
  18. (motivation) the justification given in film for the presence of an element
  19. (motivation) the reason why a character acts, feels or thinks in a certain way.
  20. (Motivation) The force which drives a character throughout the play.
  21. (MOTIVATION) The reason for your action.
  22. (Motivation) reason(s) for acting or behaving in a particular way.
  23. (motivation) A character's reason for doing or saying things in a play.
  24. (Motivation) A stimulus to action; something (a need or desire) that causes one to act.
  25. (motivation) The process of arousing and sustaining goal-directed behavior.