Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb motivate

1 sense of motivate

Sense 1
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite -- (give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Antonyms of adj motivated

1 sense of motivated

Sense 1
motivated (vs. unmotivated) -- (provided with a motive or given incentive for action; "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men")

unmotivated (vs. motivated) -- (without motivation)
        => causeless, reasonless -- (having no justifying cause or reason; "a senseless, causeless murder"; "a causeless war that never had an aim"; "an apparently arbitrary and reasonless change")
        => motiveless, unprovoked, wanton -- (occurring without motivation or provocation; "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt)

Similarity of adj motivated

1 sense of motivated

Sense 1
motivated (vs. unmotivated) -- (provided with a motive or given incentive for action; "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men")
       => actuated -- (moved to action; "a man actuated by unworthy desired")
       => driven, impelled -- (urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue")
          Also See-> intended#1

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