Simple Definition of motivate
: to give (someone) a reason for doing something
: to be a reason for (something)
Examples of motivate in a sentence
No one knows what motivated him to act in such a violent way.
First Known Use of motivate
MOTIVATE Defined for Kids
Definition of motivate for Students
: to give or be a reason for doing something <Prizes motivated him to join the contest.>
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