Definition of demotivate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

demotivate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈmoʊt̮əˌveɪt//
 
demotivate somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they demotivate
 
he / she / it demotivates
 
past simple demotivated
 
-ing form demotivating
 
 
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to make someone feel that it is not worth making an effort Failure can demotivate students.
demotivating
 
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adjective
demotivated
 
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adjective
demotivation
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌmoʊt̮əˈveɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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