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synonyms for motivating

  • 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 motivating

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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 motivating in a sentence

They alike are motivating forces, the positive values attracting us, the negative values repelling us.
SOCIAL VALUEB. M. ANDERSON
Character motivating action is central to this type of story, rather than mood dominating incident.
SELECTED STORIESBRET HARTE
The same considerations apply to the value of a study or a topic of a study with reference to its motivating force.
DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATIONJOHN DEWEY
Poetry has, he believes, a moral effect, but he does not establish this moral effect as its motivating purpose.
RHETORIC AND POETRY IN THE RENAISSANCEDONALD LEMEN CLARK
There are other reasons, but that substantially is one major motivating force?
WARREN COMMISSION (9 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. IX (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
With what other courses of action can it be combined, to accomplish the motivating task in full?
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
If the course of action is successfully carried out, will it accomplish in full the motivating task?
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
This task is then the motivating task for the solution of the particular subsidiary problem in hand.
SOUND MILITARY DECISIONU.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
What have been the motivating forces of each of these schools?
MODERN PAINTING, ITS TENDENCY AND MEANINGWILLARD HUNTINGTON WRIGHT
The economic unit must be autonomous—self-governing, self-motivating, and in a sense, self-sufficing.
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WORDS RELATED TO MOTIVATING

  • affecting
  • cogent
  • direct
  • dynamic
  • effective
  • effectual
  • emotional
  • forceful
  • gripping
  • impressive
  • inspirational
  • motivating
  • moving
  • poignant
  • potent
  • provoking
  • rousing
  • staggering
  • stimulating
  • stirring
  • stunning
  • sympathetic
  • touching
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