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[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.


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