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synonyms for motivate

  • drive
  • excite
  • galvanize
  • incline
  • inspire
  • persuade
  • prompt
  • propel
  • provoke
  • spark
  • spur
  • sway
  • trigger
  • actuate
  • arouse
  • bring
  • cause
  • dispose
  • draw
  • fire
  • goad
  • goose
  • impel
  • incite
  • induce
  • innervate
  • inspirit
  • lead
  • move
  • pique
  • predetermine
  • predispose
  • quicken
  • rouse
  • sound
  • suggest
  • whet
  • egg on
  • give incentive
  • innerve
  • prevail upon
  • set afoot
  • set astir
  • touch off
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antonyms for motivate

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  • check
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • hinder
  • prevent
  • repress
  • retard
  • stop
  • bore
  • calm
  • delay
  • dishearten
  • dull
  • quiet
  • slow
  • depress
  • disconcert
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How to use motivate in a sentence

We now need to ensure that all market players are motivated to make hyperefficient building insulation their standard operating procedure.
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So when Kamaru became a world champion, that motivated me a lot.
AS KAMARU USMAN EDGES TOWARD UFC GREATNESS, HIS FORMER TEAMMATE WANTS TO STOP HIMGLYNN A. HILLFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This is the idea motivating the recent paper by Christos Makridis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cary Wu of York University in Toronto.
RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY SOCIAL FACTORS INOCULATING SOME COMMUNITIES AGAINST CORONAVIRUSCHRISTOPHER INGRAHAMFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For Adams, he hopes his trash pickups motivate others to litter less and pick up more.
THE ‘GARBAGE GUY’ WALKS 12 MILES A DAY AROUND D.C. PICKING UP TRASH: ‘I’LL PICK UP PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING.’SYDNEY PAGEFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I’m looking for someone who challenges me and motivates me to try new things.
MEET D.C.’S MOST ELIGIBLE LGBTQ SINGLESSTAFF REPORTSFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Brands like Danone are creating communities around their product through campaigns that motivate active participation in a greater cause.
BRAND SUMMIT RECAP: MARKETERS FACE LOOMING IDENTITY CRISISDIGIDAY EDITORSFEBRUARY 10, 2021DIGIDAY
In the follow-up survey of Project PR participants, 80 percent of respondents reported that they had been motivated to complete their workouts during the program.
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This means increasing the emphasis on what motivated these men and women to join in the first place through seminars, webinars, small group chat sessions, and large lectures at the service academies, war colleges, and recruit installations.
THE U.S. MILITARY NEEDS TO FIGHT EXTREMISM IN ITS OWN RANKS. HERE'S HOWJAMES STAVRIDISFEBRUARY 5, 2021TIME
So very much one of the things that motivates her to get involved in the Montgomery NAACP is she wants to register to vote.
BEFORE SHE REFUSED TO GIVE UP HER SEAT, ROSA PARKS HAD A LONG HISTORY AS A VOTING RIGHTS ACTIVISTOLIVIA B. WAXMANFEBRUARY 1, 2021TIME
It was something that was supposed to be a rally to motivate people to get their voices heard… you know, trying to express your freedom of speech.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS DISTANCED ITSELF FROM THE CAPITOL RIOT. BUT LOCAL GOP OFFICIALS FUELED SUPPORTERS' RAGE AHEAD OF JAN. 6MADELEINE CARLISLEJANUARY 15, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO MOTIVATE

  • act upon
  • follow
  • follow up on
  • motivate
  • pursue
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