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2009.02.24(Review of 2005.04.18 edition)

If you want a horse to pull for you, it helps to promise him a carrot for his trouble. Unfortunately, it usually takes more than raw vegetables to convince human employees to roll up their sleeves and get to work!

Today's Lesson
MOTIVATE   意欲を起こさせる


  • To motivate someone is to make them enthusiastic about doing something, especially something that requires effort.
  • motivate someone とは、特に努力が必要なことに対して、その人を夢中にさせる、つまり、やる気を起こさせる、という意味です。



  1. Sharon is very good at motivating her employees to work hard and do their best.
  2. Many companies give their employees a share of the profits because they know that it will motivate them to perform better.
  3. On cold days, it's hard to motivate myself to get up in the morning.
  4. Greg's a very motivated student. His goal is to attend the Berlitz University Medical School.

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