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  Definition of Motivation
  1. the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
  2. the act of motivating; providing incentive
  3. the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
Similar Words: motive, need, motivating

 

Hyponyms: life, rational motive, irrational motive, urge, impulse, ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality, psychic energy, mental energy

 

Derivational Morphology: motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite

 

 
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