Synonyms of motivation


1. motivation, motive, need, psychological feature

usage: the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

2. motivation, condition, status

usage: the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"

3. motivation, motivating, act, deed, human action, human activity

usage: the act of motivating; providing incentive

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Definition and meaning of motivation (Dictionary)