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motivate

1 verb drive sb TRANSITIVEspreag verb  c m uwhat motivates people to learn a language? cad a spreagann daoine le teanga a fhoghlaim?he's only motivated by greed níl á thiomáint siúd ach an tsaint 2 verb provide reason for sth TRANSITIVEspreag verb  c m uI don't know what's motivating these attacks níl a fhios agam cad atá ag spreagadh na n-ionsaithe seothe crime was motivated by hate fuath ba bhun leis an gcoir 3 verb inspire TRANSITIVEspreag verb  c m ugríosaigh verb  c m uhe knows how to motivate the players tá sé go maith ag spreagadh na n-imreoiríI had to motivate myself to try it bhí orm mé féin a ghríosú le triail a bhaint as