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Synonyms for motivate
ˈmoʊ təˌveɪtmo·ti·vate

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Wiktionary

  1. motivateverb

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

  2. motivateverb

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

  3. motivateverb

    Antonyms:
    demotivate

Princeton's WordNet

  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 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

  1. List of paraphrases for "motivate":

    motivating, justify, encourage, inspire, stimulate

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How to use motivate in a sentence?

  1. Joe Holt:

    With the alarming rise of Delta Air Lines variant covid cases companies face the tough decision of providing a safe workplace by using carrots and sticks to get employees to vaccinate or impose a vaccine mandate at the risk of alienating and possibly losing some employees, it seems more likely that a big stick will motivate employees more than small carrots will.

  2. Kendrick Bourne:

    It’s just awesome to be around a guy that kind matches energy like me. Whenever I get down or something, he’s there to pick me up. He’s that kind of guy, and when I do good he’s there too to push me and motivate me at the same time. So he’s just all-around a great teammate.

  3. Kristi Noem:

    I would say that we've just seen the media overstep and be untruthful for years, it's gotten extremely bad since 2020 when the virus came to the United States. I think we've seen the media be used and used fear to motivate people and to promote an agenda.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    I do inspire and motivate you, the world and the posterity ahead not just for pleasure. But rather, I do inspire and motivate just to hearten you, the world and the posterity ahead. That is, I do inspire and motivate in order to encourage you, make you hopeful, more cheerful and confident. Yes! that's just why I do inspire or motivate you, the world and the posterity ahead. And guess what? I'm proud of that and glad for that as well. -Emeasoba George

  5. John Miller:

    The heave-ho of everyone getting through -- you have Oath Keepers next to Proud Boys next to white supremacists, that's what makes this a dangerous time, the movement is energized and Proud Boys're emboldened by surprise success on [ January ] 6th. I think Proud Boys're surprised. Proud Boys didn't plan to Nth degree, and to be able to breach the pillar of democracy, that's going to motivate Proud Boys.


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