[moh-tuh-veyt] /ˈmoʊ təˌveɪt/
verb (used with object), motivated, motivating.
to provide with a or ; incite; impel.
(transitive) to give incentive to
1863, “to stimulate toward action,” from motive + -ate (2); perhaps modeled on French motiver or German motivieren. Related: Motivated; motivating.
[moh-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or an instance of , or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don’t understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus. 2. the state or condition of being or having a strong reason to […]
[moh-tuh-rahyz] /ˈmoʊ təˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), motorized, motorizing. 1. to furnish with a , as a vehicle. 2. to supply with motor-driven vehicles, usually in the place of horses and horse-drawn vehicles. /ˈməʊtəˌraɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to equip with a motor 2. to provide (military units) with motor vehicles v. “to furnish with a […]
[myoo-nis-uh-puh l] /myuˈnɪs ə pəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a town or city or its local government: municipal elections. 2. Archaic. pertaining to the internal affairs of a state or nation rather than to international affairs. noun 3. a . /mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a town, city, or borough or […]
[nahr-suh-sis-tik] /ˌnɑr səˈsɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. having an undue fascination with oneself; vain. 2. Psychoanalysis. tending to derive erotic gratification from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes. adj. 1912, see narcissism + -istic. Sometimes erroneously as narcistic. Related: Narcissistically.