motivator motivator  /ˈmoʊ tə veɪ tər/


  • (n) a positive motivational influence



  1. Tachikawa acknowledges that China's recent feats in space have been a powerful motivator for Japan to pursue an aggressive program of its own.
  2. No big surprise, as the threat of executions is a very big motivator.
  3. But he made his reputation more as a communicator and motivator than as a warrior.


  1. They Slipped After Treatment: 14 Late Life Celebs Who Experienced A Relapse

    If you're a recovering addict, its generally considered best to put sobriety above any other responsibilities. Though the passage of time is certainly a motivator for people battling their demons, it isn't enough on its own to prevent a relapse. Here are 15 celebrities ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlanta Post

  2. Holtzclaw headed to South Gwinnett

    Looking for a winner, a motivator and a coach with college connections, South Gwinnett took about a month to fill its open girls basketball position with a person, athletic director Rodney Born said, who fits all three criteria.. South hired Kidada Holtzclaw to lead its girls basketball program this week
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Rockdale Citizen

  3. Daily Juggle: Houseguests can bring out the best

    I've discovered the best motivator for keeping up on home maintenance -- houseguests. Let me clarify: paying houseguests.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press


  1. "There are things that we could improve on and I think this is what we are going to do because a disaster like this, you know, really, in the end is a good vehicle, a motivator for everyone to come together," said Schwarzenegger in response to...
    on Oct 27, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: USA Today

  2. "In his eight years as our defensive coordinator, Jim has clearly put his stamp on that side of the ball," Fisher said. "He is competitive, a tremendous communicator and motivator, and in our opinion, he has been ready for this next step for...
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Jeff Fisher Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Bolton chairman Phil Gartside said: "Owen was our number one target and we are naturally delighted that he has returned to the football club as manager. He was an inspirational player who leads by example and a great motivator, and on behalf of...
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: Phil Gartside Source: ESPN

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