- 1Provide (someone) with a reason for doing something: he was primarily motivated by the desire for profitMore example sentences
- The most common reason motivating women to take hormone replacement therapy is the relief of menopausal symptoms.
- No single reason motivates young men and women to enlist in the armed forces, but a great many do it because they believe they will obtain job training and financial aid for college.
- If patients are to be expected to take part in research for altruistic reasons they have a right to know what reasons motivate the people carrying out the research.
- 1.1Cause (someone) to have interest in or enthusiasm for something: it is the teacher’s job to motivate the child at schoolMore example sentences
- And at 65, he still thinks and acts like a youngster with boundless energy and enthusiasm motivating people like him to ‘stay young and help each other’.
- Your interest can motivate her to stay on and take exams.
- ‘She has certainly done an outstanding job of organizing and motivating people and thinking of details and taking care of those details,’ he said.
- 2South African Request (something) and present facts and arguments in support of one’s request: he said he would motivate funds to upgrade the food stallsMore example sentences
- Members of Navachab's management team were instrumental in motivating the project to the Fund.
- He motivated his request by telling me that neither trust had any assets and that they served no purpose any longer.
- Applicants must appear before an administrative body to motivate their application for the license.
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- The threat of isolation is an increasingly powerful motivator for a Prime Minister flexing his muscles on the world stage.
- Money and the acquisition of things are prime motivators for pioneers and eventually settlers, though by no means are they the only push-factors in migration.
- Being on the cutting edge of science is a strong motivator for some product developers.