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motivated

adjective

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having a strong desire for personal advancement
  • He was lauded by faculty as an exceptionally hardworking, curious, and motivated student.
  • The company was looking for motivated self-starters to fill the sales position.

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motivated

verb
past tense of motivate

Synonyms & Antonyms of motivated (Entry 2 of 2)

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 motivated was in 1903

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“Motivated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/motivated. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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