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"demotivate" in British English

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demotivateverb [T]

uk   /ˌdiːˈməʊ.tɪ.veɪt/  us   /-ˈmoʊ.t̬ɪ-/
to make someone less ​enthusiastic about a ​job: She was very demotivated by being told she had little ​chance of being ​promoted.
demotivating
adjective uk   /-veɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-veɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
Constant ​criticism can be very demotivating.
(Definition of demotivate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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demotivateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdiːˈməʊtɪveɪt/ HR
to make someone ​feel less interested in and enthusiastic about their ​work: This ​paypackage will deeply demotivate our ​workers. Staff are demotivated by the constant ​pressure of impossible ​goals.
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(Definition of demotivate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “demotivate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使工作积极性下降,使变得消极…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使工作積極性下降,使變得消極…
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