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motivation  

1    ambition, desire, drive, hunger, inspiration, interest, wish  
2    carrot and stick, impulse, incentive, incitement, inducement, inspiration, instigation, motive, persuasion, reason, spur, stimulus  
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motivate  

  ( motivates    3rd person present)   ( motivating    present participle)   ( motivated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you are motivated by something, especially an emotion, it causes you to behave in a particular way.  
They are motivated by a need to achieve...      be V-ed  
I don't want to be missing out. And that motivates me to get up and do something every day.      V n to-inf, Also V n  
  motivated      adj  
...highly motivated employees.     
  motivation      n-uncount  
His poor performance may be attributed to lack of motivation rather than to reading difficulties.     
2       verb   If someone motivates you to do something, they make you feel determined to do it.   (=inspire)  
How do you motivate people to work hard and efficiently?...      V n to-inf  
Never let it be said that the manager doesn't know how to motivate his players.      V n  
  motivation      n-uncount  
Gross's skill in motivation looked in doubt when his side began the second half badly.     

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motivate     ( motivates    3rd person present)   ( motivating    present participle)   ( motivated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you are motivated by something, especially an emotion, it causes you to behave in a particular way.  
They are motivated by a need to achieve...      be V-ed  
I don't want to be missing out. And that motivates me to get up and do something every day.      V n to-inf, Also V n  
  motivated      adj  
...highly motivated employees.     
   motivation             n-uncount  
His poor performance may be attributed to lack of motivation rather than to reading difficulties.     
2       verb   If someone motivates you to do something, they make you feel determined to do it.   (=inspire)  
How do you motivate people to work hard and efficiently?...      V n to-inf  
Never let it be said that the manager doesn't know how to motivate his players.      V n  
  motivation      n-uncount  
Gross's skill in motivation looked in doubt when his side began the second half badly.     


motivation     ( motivations    plural  ) Your motivation for doing something is what causes you to want to do it.      n-count   usu with poss  
Money is my motivation..., The timing of the attack, and its motivations, are unknown.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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n.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
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