- (transitive) To provide someone with an incentive to do something; to encourage.
- The weekly staff meeting was meant to motivate employees.
- (transitive) To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
- He was motivated purely by self-interest.
- Steam motivated pumps are used in manufacturing.
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- Feminine plural form of motivato
- second-person plural present indicative of motivare
- second-person plural imperative of motivare
- Feminine plural of motivato