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Related / Similar Words: motive, need, motivating

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • the act of motivating; providing incentive;
  • the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level";

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    Hyponyms: life, rational motive, irrational motive, urge, impulse, ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality, psychic energy, mental energy

     

    Derivational Morphology: motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite

     

     
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