Meaning of “motivate” in the English Dictionary

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

"motivate" in Business English

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motivateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈməʊtɪveɪt/ us

to make someone eager to do something:

motivate sb to do sth She managed to motivate staff to work together after the merger.

[ usually passive ] to influence someone's behaviour in a particular way:

be motivated by sth He was motivated by greed.

financially/commercially motivated All these decisions were commercially motivated

(Definition of “motivate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)