motivate

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Etymology[edit]

motive +‎ -ate

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motivate (third-person singular simple present motivates, present participle motivating, simple past and past participle motivated)

  1. (transitive) To provide someone with an incentive to do something; to encourage.
    • The weekly staff meeting was meant to motivate employees.
  2. (transitive) To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
    • He was motivated purely by self-interest.
    • Steam motivated pumps are used in manufacturing.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

motivate f pl

  1. feminine plural of motivato

Verb[edit]

motivate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of motivare
  2. second-person plural imperative of motivare
  3. feminine plural of motivato

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