[moh-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən/
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.
the state or condition of being or having a strong reason to act or accomplish something:
We know that these students have strong motivation to learn.
something that ; inducement; incentive:
Clearly, the company’s long-term motivation is profit.
the act or an instance of motivating
desire to do; interest or drive
incentive or inducement
(psychol) the process that arouses, sustains and regulates human and animal behaviour
1873, from motivate + -ion. Psychological use, “inner or social stimulus for an action,” is from 1904.
[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.
[nahr-kot-ik] /nɑrˈkɒt ɪk/ noun 1. any of a class of substances that blunt the senses, as opium, morphine, belladonna, and alcohol, that in large quantities produce euphoria, stupor, or coma, that when used constantly can cause habituation or addiction, and that are used in medicine to relieve pain, cause sedation, and induce sleep. 2. anything […]