What is another word for motivate?

Synonyms for motivate
ˈmoʊ təˌveɪtmo·ti·vate

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Wiktionary4.0 / 5 votes

  1. motivateverb

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

  2. motivateverb

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

  3. motivateverb

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes

  1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 database4.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "motivate":

    motivating, justify, encourage, inspire, stimulate

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How to use motivate in a sentence?

  1. Henry Cuellar:

    We’re excited because if there’s anyone who could motivate people to go vote it is President Clinton, we’re excited to have him rally up the vote here in south Texas.

  2. Robert Kubica:

    Being back on the F1 grid next season will be one of the greatest achievements of my life, and I'm sure with hard work and commitment we will be able to help motivate the team to achieve good things together. Thank you again to everyone who has supported me and believed in me.

  3. Larry Sabato:

    Hollywood celebrities can not change votes, at best they can motivate lazy partisans, such as some millennials, who find lots of reasons why they don't have time to vote. And they raise money and attract the TV cameras.

  4. Rebecca Puhl:

    A common perception is that a little shame or stigma might motivate people to lose weight, but that is not what we see in research, in fact, when people experience weight stigma this actually contributes to unhealthy eating behaviors, lower physical activity and weight gain.

  5. Tana Goertz:

    Yes, I am going to motivate them and give them techniques, but I am also get them registration information, other data and help turn them out.


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