motivating motivating  /ˈmoʊ tə ˌveɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of motivating; providing incentive
  2. (adj) impelling to action

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The theory motivating the recent research is that if your thoughts are depressed or obsessive, the drugs may reveal a path through them.
  2. Larry Jordan, one year his elder, would prove a motivating force.
  3. When that great goal was attained, we lost much of the motivating force that had knit the nation so tightly together.

News

  1. Heat, UT coaches share bond

    Tennessee Vols football coach Butch Jones and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra have developed a friendship based on their shared principles of motivating and developing teams.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Tennessean

  2. Rockford celebrates 2013 grads in a moving, motivating ceremony

    The Rockford Community Center was the venue of Rockford High School’s 96th Commencement Ceremony. Graduates of the class of 2013 … The post Rockford celebrates 2013 grads in a moving, motivating ceremony appeared first on Press and News .
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Dayton Press & News

  3. Lady Hornet spikers working hard

    With two-straight state tourney appearances motivating them, returning Copan High School volleyball players are focused on another run to glory in 2013. Veteran Lady Hornet volleyball head coach Brad Rodgers has been devoting part of his vacation to working with his girls in summer leagues at Bartlesville and Coffeyville high schools.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "I think it's important ...... that one not lose sight of the threat that is motivating some of the decisions that have been made," Crocker said, according to AFP. "It's to try to identify where the faultlines are, where avenues of attack lie...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source: Al-Bawaba

  2. "Anyone who's run something, whether it's a small business or a big business, knows that the number one ingredient for success is building a remarkable team of people around you, motivating them, guiding them, insisting on them drawing out their...
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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