[ adjective ] provided with a motive or given incentive for action


"a highly motivated child can learn almost anything" "a group of politically motivated men"

Used in print

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Corporations are apt by_nature to be impersonal , inhumane , shortsighted and almost exclusively profit motivated , a picture they could scarcely afford to present to the public .

Strikes threatening the security of the proprietorship , if internally motivated , prevent a healthy relationship .