the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
the act of motivating; providing incentive
the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission; "her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"; "his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"
something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable
the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"
aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"