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Synonyms for motivation

Synonyms for motivation

something that encourages

a basis for an action or a decision

Synonyms for motivation

the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal

the condition of being motivated

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the act of motivating

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This idea of every person as 'an island' who is essentially driven by consumerism and base motives has led to, paradoxically, the narrowing of choice.
Bown, while pointing out the often base motives, flawed personalities, self-aggrandizing rationalizations, and ruthless behavior of the merchant kings that are the subject of this book, goes easy on them compared to the assessment of most historians of European colonization.
He considers base motives, soldiers of fortune, propaganda war, spies for hire, database state, and other dimensions.
Though not one to deny the existence of such base motives, I would insist that the crisis has its roots in key policy decisions stretching back over decades.
He said the decision to ban Meyer from the newspaper was not based on any base motives by administrators but on Meyer's continuing to advise the students "when the University has assigned the role to someone else