Synonyms for motivation

Synonyms for (noun) motivation

Synonyms: need, motivation, motive

Definition: 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

Usage: we did not understand his motivation; he acted with the best of motives

Similar words: psychological feature

Definition: a feature of the mental life of a living organism

Synonyms: motivating, motivation

Definition: the act of motivating; providing incentive

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen

Synonyms: motivation

Definition: the condition of being motivated

Usage: his motivation was at a high level

Similar words: condition, status

Definition: a state at a particular time

Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations

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