Meaning of “demotivate” in the English Dictionary

"demotivate" in British English

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demotivateverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdiːˈməʊ.tɪ.veɪt/ us /ˌdiːˈmoʊ.t̬ə.veɪt/

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 /ˌdiːˈməʊ.tɪ.veɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˌdiːˈmoʊ.t̬ə.veɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

Constant criticism can be very demotivating.

(Definition of “demotivate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demotivate" in Business English

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demotivateverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdiːˈməʊtɪveɪt/ us HR

to make someone feel less interested in and enthusiastic about their work:

This pay package 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)