mo-ti-vate / mō-tə-vāt
1. to drive one to act; to provide with desire to do something
Satisfied needs do not motivate. It’s only the unsatisfied need that motivates.
Stephen R. Covey, 1932 – 2012
From the Latin verb moveo, movere, movi, motus (move, set in motion).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.