Bedeutung von “motivate” — Learner’s Dictionary

motivate

verb [ T ] us uk /ˈməʊtɪveɪt/
ENTHUSIASTIC

to make someone enthusiastic about doing something:

[ + to do sth ] Teaching is all about motivating people to learn.
CAUSE

to make someone behave in a particular way:

[ often passive ] Some people are motivated by greed.
motivated adjective

B2

a racially motivated crime
a very motivated student (= one who works hard and wants to succeed)

(Definition von “motivate” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)