de|mo|ti|vate [ di`moutı,veıt ] verb transitive
to make someone lose their enthusiasm and interest
╾ de|mo|ti|v|at|ing adjective

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • demotivate — de‧mo‧ti‧vate [diː məʊtəveɪt ǁ ˈmoʊ ] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to make people less willing to do their job: • Delayering (= reducing the number of management levels ) can create insecurity, demotivate staff and lower their morale.… …   Financial and business terms

  • demotivate — 1976; see DE (Cf. de ) + MOTIVATE (Cf. motivate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • demotivate — ► VERB ▪ make less eager to work or make an effort. DERIVATIVES demotivation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • demotivate — UK [diːˈməʊtɪveɪt] / US [dɪˈmoʊtɪˌveɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms demotivate : present tense I/you/we/they demotivate he/she/it demotivates present participle demotivating past tense demotivated past participle demotivated to make someone lose …   English dictionary

  • demotivate — [c]/diˈmoʊtəveɪt/ (say dee mohtuhvayt) verb (demotivated, demotivating) –verb (t) 1. to remove motivation from. –verb (i) 2. to free oneself from the desire to aspire to success, achievement, etc.: to demotivate to reduce stress. –demotivation,… …  

  • demotivate — v.t., demotivated, demotivating. * * * …   Universalium

  • demotivate — verb To decrease the motivation of a person or a group. Ant: motivate …   Wiktionary

  • demotivate — de·mo·ti·vate || ‚diː məʊtɪveɪt v. cause to be unmotivated, reduce excitement or inspiration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demotivate — verb make less eager to work or study. Derivatives demotivation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • demotivate — verb (T) to make someone less eager or willing to do their job demotivating adjective: Lack of sufficient challenge at work can be very demotivating. demotivation noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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