Definitions for: Motivate

[v] give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mo"ti*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. -vated; p. pr. &
vb. n. -vating.] [From Motive, n.]
To provide with a motive; to move; impel; induce; incite. --
Mo`ti*va"tion, n. --William James.

Synonyms: actuate, incite, move, prompt, propel

See Also: cause, do, make

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