motivar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to encourage)
a. to motivate
El entrenador motivó al equipo con un discurso apasionado antes del partido.The coach motivated his team with a passionate speech before the game.
2. (to produce)
a. to cause
El fin de la Guerra Fría motivó un cambio en nuestra política exterior.The end of the Cold War caused a change in our foreign policy.
b. to motivate
El homicidio fue motivado por los celos.The homicide was motivated by jealousy.
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motivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (impulsar)
a. to motivate
2. (causar)
a. to cause
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motivar
transitive verb
1 (estimular) to motivate
los estudios ya no la motivan she is no longer motivated by her studies
2 (causar) to cause
un retraso motivado por circunstancias ajenas a su voluntad a delay caused by circumstances beyond his control
3 (explicar) to justify; explain
motivó su decisión con razonamientos muy válidos she had some very sound reasons to justify her decision
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