Definition of motivation
- Some students need motivation to help them through school.
- employees who lack motivation
Some students need motivation to help them through school.
Many people have questioned her motivations in choosing to run for office at this time.
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shot in the arm;
: the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something : the act or process of motivating someone
: the condition of being eager to act or work : the condition of being motivated
: a force or influence that causes someone to do something
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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