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English verb: motivate

1. motivate (creation) give an incentive for action


SamplesThis moved me to sacrifice my career.


ExamplesThey motivate him to write the letter


Synonymsactuate, incite, move, prompt, propel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Verb groupaffect, impress, move, move, strike









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