What does motivate mean?

Definitions for motivate
ˈmoʊ təˌveɪtmo·ti·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"


  1. motivate(Verb)

    To provide someone with an incentive to do something; to encourage.

  2. motivate(Verb)

    To animate; to propel; to cause to take action

Editors Contribution

  1. motivate

    To inspire passion, energy, enthusiasm, direction, democracy, teamwork or what is accurate and specific for the moment to ensure peace, optimum health, human rights, animal rights, right to life and shared prosperity for all.

    She did motivate her colleagues with the sense of unity, inclusion, passion and love.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'motivate' in Verbs Frequency: #996

How to pronounce motivate?

  1. Alex
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How to say motivate in sign language?

  1. motivate


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motivate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motivate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of motivate in a Sentence

  1. Jay Parikh:

    Our mission is to connect everybody in the world, this is going to be a great opportunity for us to motivate the industry to move faster on this technology.

  2. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans:

    Live Aid took place in 1985, well before the advent of social and digital media. The platforms that exist today can enable us to reach every corner of the planet, our goal is to use this digital technology to inspire and motivate citizens across the globe to take action to achieve the UN Global Goals.

  3. Ted Frank:

    I think the one thing they think can motivate their base is the idea that there are judges that are frustrating things and you need to keep voting for Republicans that will get the judges that won't do this.

  4. Britney Spears:

    Homework is a priority, we have a reward system that helps motivate them: if they get so many As, they get one toy a month.

  5. RVM:

    An external motive can never Inspire you. It will only Motivate you to move, but you will soon stop. Seek Inspiration!

Images & Illustrations of motivate

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