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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mo·ti·vate /ˈmotəˌvet/
 (vt.)給與動機,刺激,提高…的學習慾望,促動

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mo·ti·vate /ˈmotəˌvet/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mo·ti·vate v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -vated p. pr. & vb. n. -vating ]  To provide with a motive; to move; impel; induce; incite. -- Mo*ti*va*tion n.
 Syn: -- move, prompt, incite, induce impel, drive.
    It may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function --Arthur Pap
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 motivate
      v : give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my
          career" [syn: actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite]