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motivate

US [ˈmoʊtɪˌveɪt]
UK [ˈməʊtɪveɪt]
  • v.激励;激发;成为…的动机;是…的原因
  • Web促动;促使;鼓励
Simple Present:motivates  Present Participle:motivating  Past Tense:motivated  
motivate
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1.
[oftpass]
~ sb
成为…的动机;是…的原因to be the reason why sb does sth or behaves in a particular way
He is motivated entirely by self-interest.
他做事完全出于私利。
2.
推动…甘愿苦干;激励;激发to make sb want to do sth, especially sth that involves hard work and effort
She's very good at motivating her students.
她非常擅长激励她的学生。
The plan is designed to motivate employees to work more efficiently.
这个计划旨在促使员工更加卓有成效地工作。
3.
~ sth
(就所说的话)给出理由;说明…的原因to give reasons for sth that you have stated
Please motivate your answer to question 5.
请解释你对第 5 题所作的回答。

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