motivate motivate  /ˈmoʊ tə ˌveɪt/


  • (v) give an incentive for action


Derived Word(s)


  1. You can motivate some people but you cannot do it from outside.
  2. Even at generally rigid General Motors, he found managers who use creative methods to motivate employees and improve performance.


  1. Unique Classroom Reward Solution 'School Stickers' Launches in US

    NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ? - Customized rewards help teachers motivate pupils like never before - Designed to be used with interactive behavior management systems which engage pupils and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Partnering with Nonprofits: 4imprint’s Latest Blue Paper and Podcast

    Establishing a partnership with a nonprofit can help organizations motivate employees and win the loyalty of a growing number of charitably minded customers. But, today’s nonprofit partnerships may look different than the financial-only relationships of the past.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. 7 Ways to Motivate Without Money

    It's easy to increase someone's paycheck. It's not so easy to reward without money, but these groups have figured it out. Dear Evil HR Lady, We're a small non-profit and we rely heavily on volunteers. How can we motivate them when we can't do the traditional things like give them paychecks or bonuses? Yes, their love of the cause is good, but it only goes so far. --Doing Good Dear Doing Good ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine


  1. "It's my fault," Lippi added. "I wasn't able to motivate the team. When something like this happens, it's always the leader's fault. I thought I played an important role when the team won, so it's only fair to have had just as big an impact...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Marcello Lippi Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I am optimistic, I am enthusiastic and I am confident that I can win this election. But more importantly, I can lead this nation and motivate all Americans to serve a cause greater than their self-interest," McCain said.
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me," Cyrus said in a statement. "I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together, and inspire kids around the world to live...
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Miley Cyrus Source: Reuters India

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