[ adjective ] impelling to action
"it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap "motive pleas" "motivating arguments"
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The insuperable reward systems that most religions embody have great motivating effects .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
Fear of the competition - always a great motivating force in the American economy - makes retailers who do not have suburban operations exaggerate both the volume and the profitability of their rival 's shiny new branches .