Synonyms and Antonyms of motivates
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.
arouses, encourages, excites, fires (up), impassions, incites, instigates, moves, piques, provokes, revs (up), sparks, spurs, stimulates, stirs
activates, animates, drives, energizes, galvanizes, induces, inspires, keys (up), motives, propels, pumps up, quickens, sets off, vitalizes
allures, baits, beguiles, bribes, entices, leads on, lures, seduces, tempts
fans, ignites, inflames (also enflames), kindles, triggers
abets, ferments, foments, raises, whips (up)
aggravates, annoys, bothers, exasperates, galls, gets, irritates, vexes
angers, enrages, maddens, upsets