motivated motivated  /ˈmoʊ tə ˌveɪ təd/


  • (adj) provided with a motive or given incentive for action


  1. He also explains why he decided to run for the presidency in 1980, saying he was motivated in part by his differences with then-President Jimmy Carter.
  2. Some of the murders appear to be politically motivated.
  3. Their role as financiers and organizers of the diverse insurgency has been taken up by religiously motivated groups that are recruiting young foot soldiers to come to Iraq.


  1. Human rights group criticizes Cambodian land redistribution as unfair, politically motivated

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — An international human rights group charged Thursday that a massive land redistribution program spearheaded by Cambodia's strongman prime minister is unfair, open to corruption and politically motivated.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Potential juror: Shooting not racially motivated

    For the second day, attorneys heard from an African-American potential juror who said she didn't believe the Trayvon Martin shooting was racially motivated. Jury selection continued Wednesday for the trial of George Zimmerman, who faces second-degree murder in Martin's death. SPECIAL SECTION: George Zimmerman trial "I really don't believe black people were being targeted," said juror M75. M75 is ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Local 10 Miami

  3. Keep Employees Motivated (It's Easy)

    Step one? Be a good boss. Here are five things to start doing now. A motivated employee is a valuable employee--and also among the toughest to find. According to a study conducted by Dale Carnegie Training , disengaged workers outnumber engaged workers by a pretty significant margin. Only 45 percent of managers and supervisors and 23 percent of people at other levels qualify as "engaged ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine


  1. Mr. Obama said the US public, having watched Wall Street deal makers "motivated only by the appetite for quick kills and bloated bonuses," is in no mood for more bailouts. "Those on Wall Street cannot resume taking risks without regard for...
    on Sep 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "The Dolphins, or whatever team, is getting a highly motivated player with a new lease on life," Steinberg said.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Leigh Steinberg Source: Forbes

  3. "I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance," Snipes said.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Wesley Snipes Source: International Herald Tribune

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