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See definition of motivated on Dictionary.com
  • as indriven
  • as ininfluenced
  • as ininspired
  • as inoriginating
  • as inpersuaded
  • as inurged

synonyms for motivated

  • consumed
  • directed
  • forced
  • galvanized
  • guided
  • herded
  • impelled
  • induced
  • obsessed
  • possessed
  • pushed
  • steered
  • Type A
  • ambitious
  • compulsive
  • monomaniacal
  • urged on
  • arising
  • beginning
  • starting
  • stemming
  • activated
  • authored
  • begot
  • caused
  • commencing
  • created
  • dawning
  • deriving
  • emanating
  • fashioned
  • formed
  • generated
  • induced
  • inspired
  • issuing
  • made
  • proceeding
  • produced
  • incepted
  • advised
  • allured
  • asked
  • begged
  • charged
  • coaxed
  • coerced
  • commanded
  • desired
  • exhorted
  • forced
  • implored
  • influenced
  • lured
  • moved
  • prompted
  • requested
  • solicited
  • wheedled
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How to use motivated in a sentence

But even these directly homicidal crowds invariably represent themselves as motivated by moral idealism and righteous indignation.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
Nations in general do not go to war over principles because they are not motivated by principles in their historical course.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF NATIONSG.E. PARTRIDGE
Cannibalism by adults on newborn young in times of drought may be motivated by the acute need for moisture and nutritious food.
ASPECTS OF REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRAIRIE VOLE (MICROTUS OCHROGASTER)HENRY S. FITCH
If motivated at all its guidance comes from something superindividual, and that something is social value.
SOCIAL VALUEB. M. ANDERSON
Whatever the final product, they are invariably presented as being motivated by liberal idealism and progress.
REVOLUTIONDALLAS MCCORD REYNOLDS
Still, Simon confided his trust in the same observation that must have motivated Lord Sandwich when he launched his invention.
THE LAND OF LOOK BEHINDPAUL CAMERON BROWN
Sexual urge probably motivated most of his wandering, since numbers of females were low.
ECOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE WOODRAT, NEOTOMA FLORIDANAHENRY S. FITCH
For this industry is not motivated by immediate or selfish wants; it springs from instinctive self-dedication to the common cause.
PROPHETS OF DISSENTOTTO HELLER
This travel is motivated by Mohave song-myth custom rather than by anything in the boy hero's situation.
SEVEN MOHAVE MYTHSA. L. KROEBER
The modern Community Movement will fail to give Democracy its practical expression if it is not motivated by a spiritual dynamic.
THE FARMER AND HIS COMMUNITYDWIGHT SANDERSON
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WORDS RELATED TO MOTIVATED

  • Type A
  • ambitious
  • compulsive
  • consumed
  • directed
  • forced
  • galvanized
  • guided
  • herded
  • impelled
  • induced
  • monomaniacal
  • motivated
  • obsessed
  • possessed
  • pushed
  • steered
  • urged on
  • advised
  • allured
  • asked
  • begged
  • charged
  • coaxed
  • coerced
  • commanded
  • desired
  • exhorted
  • forced
  • implored
  • influenced
  • lured
  • motivated
  • moved
  • prompted
  • requested
  • solicited
  • wheedled
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.