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Another word for motivation

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Noun
  1. Something that encourages

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    help

  2. Something that causes and encourages a given response

      1. The act of encouraging.
      2. An encouraging or being encouraged
      3. One that encourages.
      1. The snap made by a finger which is held down toward the palm by the thumb and then suddenly released
      2. Something that excites or stimulates.
      3. A light blow or tap given in this way
      1. The force with which a body moves against resistance, resulting from its mass and the velocity at which it is set in motion
      2. Anything that stimulates activity; driving force or motive; incentive; impulse
      3. Increased activity in response to a stimulus:
      1. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
      2. (Mech.) The change in momentum effected by a force, measured by multiplying the average value of the force by the time during which it acts
      3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
      1. Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
      2. Something that stimulates one to take action, work harder, etc.; stimulus
      1. (Law) An introductory statement of facts or background information.
      2. (Shipping) The act of placing a port on a vessel's itinerary because the volume of cargo offered at that port justifies the cost of routing the vessel.
      3. (Law) Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations:
      1. Used as a disparaging term for a Protestant.
      2. Something that prods; specif., a rod or pointed stick used in driving cattle
      3. An incitement; a stimulus.
      1. The act of pressing:
      2. A provocation to action; a stimulus:
      3. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
      1. A spinelike process, as on the wings or legs of certain birds
      2. Any of various pointed devices worn on the heel by the rider of a horse and used to urge the horse forward
      3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. A food or drink, especially an alcoholic drink, believed to have a stimulating effect.
      2. A substance that acts to increase physiological or nervous activity in the body.
      3. A stimulus or an incentive:
      1. A person, device or substance that stimulates.
      1. Government spending designed to generate or increase economic activity.
      2. An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response.
      3. (Physiol., Psychol.) Any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, or activates a muscle
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    cause

  3. A basis for an action or a decision

      1. The producer of an effect, result, or consequence.
      2. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
      3. A reason, motive, or ground for some action, feeling, etc.; esp., sufficient reason
      1. Any particular area of reference, discussion, work, etc.; topic; subject
      2. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
      3. The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
      1. A motif in art, literature, or music.
      2. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.
      3. Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal
      1. A normal mental state; sanity:
      2. A cause or motive
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. A flow of water from the ground, often a source of a stream, pond, etc.
      2. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
      3. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
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    start

Another word for motivation

Noun
      1. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
      2. (Physics) The product obtained by multiplying the average value of a force by the time during which it acts. The impulse equals the change in momentum produced by the force in this time interval.
      3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
      1. An involuntary tendency to perform a given activity; an instinct:
      2. An impulse to do a certain thing; impelling influence or force, esp. an inner drive
      3. An impulse that prompts action or effort:
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    motive