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motivate
used in A Thousand Acres

3 uses
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Definition
to make someone want to do something
  • My fears for Ty were motivated by affection.
    p. 32.4
  • For example, when I used to think about exercise as aerobic conditioning or muscle strengthening, I found it very difficult to motivate myself to do it.
    p. 29.5
  • My fears for Pete were motivated by dread.
    p. 32.5

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