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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting tops]

Samples where motivation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we did not understand his motivation
  • he acted with the best of motives

Synonyms for motivation in the sense of this definition

(motivation is a kind of ...) a feature of the mental life of a living organism

(... is a kind of motivation ) a motive for living

"pottery was his life"

(... is a kind of motivation ) a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument

(... is a kind of motivation ) a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic

(... is a kind of motivation ) an instinctive motive

"profound religious impulses"

(... is a kind of motivation ) motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

(... is a kind of motivation ) an actuating force or factor

Definition 2: the act of motivating; providing incentive - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for motivation in the sense of this definition

(motivation is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

Definition 3: the condition of being motivated - [noun denoting state]

Samples where motivation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his motivation was at a high level

(motivation is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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