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Synonyms for motivation
ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃənmo·ti·va·tion

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  1. motivation, motive, neednoun

    the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

    "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

    Synonyms:
    indigence, need, motivating, demand, pauperization, want, motive, pauperism, motif, penury

  2. motivationnoun

    the condition of being motivated

    "his motivation was at a high level"

    Synonyms:
    motive, need, motivating

  3. motivation, motivatingnoun

    the act of motivating; providing incentive

    Synonyms:
    motive, need, motivating

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How to use motivation in a sentence?

  1. Vikram Mahant:

    I don't need external motivation. I can generate my own.

  2. Battalion Chief Notte:

    I bring back into mind the families and friends that want some closure, and are just desperately waiting for any information. And that gives me the strength and motivation to keep digging.

  3. Andrew Schwartz:

    The general idea and their motivation, I think, are spot on.

  4. Chief Tim Cannon:

    We do not and cannot comprehend the motivation of an individual that would take the lives of so many innocent people.

  5. American Kisner:

    I will always use that as motivation to win, i played good today. The weather was difficult but I hung in there and made some birdies coming in to give myself a chance to be leading.


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