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motivate

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  • verbstimulate, instigate
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Synonyms for motivate

verb stimulate, instigate
  • 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

Antonyms for motivate

  • check
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • hinder
  • prevent
  • repress
  • retard
  • stop
  • bore
  • calm
  • delay
  • dishearten
  • dull
  • quiet
  • slow
  • depress
  • disconcert
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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