mo·ti·va·tion /ˌmotəˈveʃən/ 名詞
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
n 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; "we did
not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best
of motives" [syn: motive, need]
2: the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a
3: the act of motivating; providing incentive [syn: motivating]