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motivate

verb

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to rouse to action or activity
  • The presence of treats motivated the dogs to obey their owner's commands.
  • They drove a campaign to motivate voters to show up to the polls.

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The first known use of motivate was in 1836

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“Motivate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/motivate. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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