Motivate Mo"ti*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {-vated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {-vating}.] [From {Motive}, n.] To provide with a motive; to move; impel; induce; incite. -- {Mo`ti*va"tion}, n. --William James.

Syn: move, prompt, incite, induce impel, drive. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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