re·​mo·​ti·​vate (ˌ)rē-ˈmō-tə-ˌvāt How to pronounce remotivate (audio)
remotivated; remotivating

transitive + intransitive

: to motivate (someone) again
We are more likely to accomplish goals that are written down. Place them where you can review them periodically and remotivate yourself to continue working toward your chosen goals.Sharon Smith
… says the company's bosses are: 'Scrooges with a capital S'. Once that sort of mentality spreads quickly through a workforce it can be hard to remotivate staff.The Birmingham (England) Evening Mail
… St. Petersburg clawed back from a large deficit to take a two-point lead. Palm Harbor University called timeout to regroup and remotivate.Rodney Page
remotivation noun
employees in need of remotivation

Examples of remotivate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Companies that are transparent about their plans to move forward after restructuring are more likely to retain, reenergize and remotivate remaining employees. Christine Tao, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Reboarding offers the opportunity to remotivate, refocus and encourage employees, thus ensuring individual well-being, positivity and productivity as employees become accustomed to the latest version of normal. Ed Beltran, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remotivate was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Remotivate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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