Motivate synonyms and antonyms

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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To have an animating effect upon; influence or impel; esp., to stimulate or impel to some creative or effective effort
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To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
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To put into motion or action; activate:
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To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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To incite or stimulate:
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(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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To cause or sustain, as if by supplying force or power:
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Excite is defined as to stir up emotions, action or strong reactions.
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To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
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To promote the growth and development of; cultivate:
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To instill courage or life into.
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The definition of a prompt is a cue given to someone to help him remember what to say, or is something that causes another event or action to occur.
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To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of; cause:
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To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
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(Idiomatic) To start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.
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Trigger is defined as to fire a gun or to start a series of events or emotions.
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To apply an electric current to
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To be affected by inflammation.
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Pique is defined as to arouse someone's interest, curiosity or resentment.
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To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
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(Idiomatic) To make angry.
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To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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To give motion to; put into action
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To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
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To embolden is to cheer someone on, to give someone courage or confidence or to make text bold.
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To urge a person; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation (contrast with propel, to compel or drive extrinsically).
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To provoke and urge on:
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Propel is defined as to cause to move forward or onward.
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To goad is defined as to urge someone or an animal to take a specific action by providing an incentive.
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To change posture or position; stir:
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To stimulate feelings.
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To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone.
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Influence is defined as to affect a person or thing.
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To cause to move or shift, especially slightly or with irregular motion:
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To decrease the motivation of a person or a group.
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To cause a depression or a decrease in parts of the economy.
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To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
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To deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten
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Disconcert is defined as to embarrass or frustrate.
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To treat by fomentation:
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To anger, irritate, or annoy
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To start or tend a fire in:
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