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Adjective: motivated  'mow-tu,vey-tid
  1. Provided with a motive or given incentive for action
    "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men"
Verb: motivate  'mow-tu,veyt
  1. Give an incentive for action
    "This motivated me to sacrifice my career";
    - actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite

See also: actuated, driven, impelled, intended

Type of: cause, do, engender, make

Antonym: unmotivated

Encyclopedia: Motivate