Definition of Motivated

1. Adjective. Provided with a motive or given incentive for action. "A group of politically motivated men"

Also: Intended
Similar to: Actuated, Driven, Impelled
Antonyms: Unmotivated



Definition of Motivated

1. Verb. (past of motivate) ¹

2. Adjective. Enthusiastic, especially about striving toward a goal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motivated

1. motivate [v] - See also: motivate

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Literary usage of Motivated

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1. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD., Lorents G. (FRW) Lorentsen, OECD Staff (2004)
"Table 5.5 Environmentally motivated subsidies, ... Subsidies can be environmentally motivated or designed for other purposes, such as regional development, ..."

2. Racist Violence in the United Kingdom by Carl Haacke, Human Rights Watch (1997)
"Racially motivated Violence The level of racist violence reported to the police has increased steeply in recent years. Between 1989 and 1996, the number of ..."

3. Human Rights in Moldova: The Turbulent Dniester by Erika Dailey, Lois Whitman (1993)
"Numerous incidents of apparently politically motivated killings took place during and possibly subsequent to the armed conflict, and undoubtedly were ..."

4. Cambodia at War by Dinah PoKempner, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch), Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1995)
"FAILURE TO PROSECUTE RACIALLY motivated KILLINGS AND DISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW Prejudice against Cambodia's ethnic Vietnamese population is ..."

5. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"... of Tamilnad' came from Coorg and his tentative historical construct are quite unwarranted, and were motivated by his fanciful etymology for kw'ig. ..."

6. Human Rights in Uzbekistan by Erika Dailey, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.) (1993)
"... years of severe regime for hooliganism. It is believed the charges were fabricated for political reasons. Currently Facing Politically motivated Charges ..."

7. The Use of Motives in Teaching Morals and Religion by Thomas Walton Galloway (1917)
"Sunday-school work has been chiefly instructional; but even this has not been well motivated. Our Sunday-school work has been for a long time directed to ..."

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