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motivation noun

ADJ. main, primary | real | underlying | high, strong students with high motivation his strong motivation to succeed | low, poor

QUANT. level pupils who have a low level of motivation

VERB + MOTIVATION have Many of the boys have very poor motivation. | lack | lose By this time the children had lost all their motivation for writing poetry. | generate, provide high rewards that generate the necessary motivation in the workers | improve, increase, strengthen

PREP. ~ for his main motivation for supporting the government | ~ in my main motivation in making the suggestion | ~ behind the primary motivation behind the government's intervention

PHRASES a lack of motivation