What are some opposite words for motivate?

Antonyms for motivate
ˈmoʊ təˌveɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term motivate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

    Synonyms:
    spark off, incite, remind, act, trip, spark, run, propel, impress, strike, impel, instigate, trigger off, move, displace, make a motion, trigger, inspire, prod, proceed, affect, be active, set off, go, prompt, activate, locomote, touch off, cue, travel, egg on, actuate, stir up

Wiktionary

  1. motivate(verb)

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

  2. motivate(verb)

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

  3. motivate(verb)

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

How to use motivate in a sentence?

  1. Jon Scieszka:

    I always tried to really motivate kids by getting them excited about stuff – and even being a little mysterious about it, just saying, "I don't know. We got this stuff. We have to figure it out. It's up to you guys," and then lay something on them. And I always found that really piqued their interest better than lecturing them.

  2. RVM:

    An external motive can never Inspire you. It will only Motivate you to move, but you will soon stop. Seek Inspiration!

  3. Brad Feld:

    I can’t motivate another person, but [I can] create a context in which they are motivated, and part of being a leader is to understand what motivates other people, most people struggle to understand how somebody else is motivated because they do it based on what motivates them.

  4. Angela Meadows:

    Common wisdom suggests that this could motivate them to change, but almost all the evidence points the other way, self-stigma is associated with more binge eating, less frequent exercise, and so on.

  5. Tony Dorsett:

    To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

How to pronounce motivate?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say motivate in sign language?

  1. motivate

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