motivate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term motivate:


Princeton's WordNet

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

    give an incentive for action

    Synonyms:
    spark off, incite, remind, act, trip, motivate, 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)

    To provide someone with an incentive to do something; to encourage.

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

  3. motivate(verb)

    To animate; to propel; to cause to take action

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

Editors Contribution

  1. actuate

    anything that pushes someone or something forward

    her mother's motivational talk spurred her daughter to endure high school.

    Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

motivating, justify, encourage, inspire, stimulate



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