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motivation

noun uk   /ˌməʊ.tɪˈveɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌmoʊ.t̬ɪ-/

motivation noun (ENTHUSIASM)

B2 [U] enthusiasm for doing something: He's a bright enough student - he just lacks motivation. There seems to be a lack of motivation among the staff.

motivation noun (REASON)

C1 [C] the need or reason for doing something: What was the motivation for the attack? The motivation behind the decision is the desire to improve our service to our customers.
Translations of “motivation”
in Korean 의욕…
in Arabic دافِع…
in Portuguese motivação…
in Catalan motivació…
in Japanese やる気…
in Italian motivazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱情, 積極性, 幹勁…
in Russian заинтересованность, энтузиазм, повод…
in Turkish güdü, dürtü, coşku…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热情, 积极性, 干劲…
in Polish motywacja, motywy, przyczyna…
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