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1. motivate

verb. ['ˈmoʊtəˌveɪt'] give an incentive for action.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • make
  • actuate
  • propel
  • incite
  • affect
  • prompt
  • cause
  • do
  • move

Antonyms

  • miss
  • lose
  • defend
  • roughen

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • motive (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Motivate

  • activate
  • aggravate
  • captivate
  • cultivate
  • deactivate
  • elevate
  • excavate
  • inactivate
  • innovate
  • innovate
  • reactivate
  • renovate
  • salivate

Example sentences of the word motivate


1. Verb, base form
A coach also will motivate you to keep going when you get tired.

Quotes containing the word motivate


1. I do a lot of inspirational talks for kids, to motivate them to change their lives and give them hope.
- Adam Beach

2. Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
- Harvey Fierstein

3. Loving others always costs us something and requires effort. And you have to decide to do it on purpose. You can't wait for a feeling to motivate you.
- Joyce Meyer

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