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Synonyms for motivation
ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motivation, motive, need(noun)

    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"

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

  2. motivation(noun)

    the condition of being motivated

    "his motivation was at a high level"

    motive, need, motivating

  3. motivation, motivating(noun)

    the act of motivating; providing incentive

    motive, need, motivating

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  1. Benjamin Eagles:

    Late to the game with an untrue story. I guess the motivation is that you get a lot of play on national news from people who don't care about telling the true story or the consequences.

  2. Tate Reeves:

    I( had) taken a piecemeal approach( to masks) because I believe firmly that this was the best way to get the most number of people to participate, i believe that there is enough motivation( now) to safely get our kids in school that we can really juice the participation of mask wearing throughout our state for the next two weeks.

  3. Anthony May:

    I'm going to tell you straight up -- what I'm not seeing is enough means to initiate this device, whether by design, whether by accident. I'm not seeing that, if I'm going by design,( if) it was designed that way, then the individual's motivation was simply to spread fear, instill fear.

  4. Mawiya Shular:

    Children are unable to go to the schools in the city. So we at the bus come to them with knowledge and provide them with the learning essentials such as reading and writing and basic mathematics, the feeling of being displaced gives me the motivation to work with these children. I want to get children out of their sense of alienation.

  5. Daniela Iannone:

    I'm not going to lie, a new gym outfit gives me motivation, brand new spandex or a killer sports bra is just like buying the perfect little black dress.

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