motivating
motivating motivating motivative motivativeadj. causing motion or impelling to action; providing a motive[2]; as, motivating arguments.

Syn: motive(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5]

It may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function --Arthur Pap


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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