A learner’s guide to English words
Speakeasy Club Presents:
Learner's definition of Motivation
: the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something
: the act or process of motivating someone
: the condition of being eager to act or work
: the condition of being motivated
: a force or influence that causes someone to do something
Some students need motivation to help them through school.
Many people have questioned her motivations in choosing to run for office at this time.
Learner's definition of EMPATHY
: the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions
He felt great empathy with/for/toward the poor.
: the ability to share someone else's feelings
His months spent researching prison life gave him greater empathy towards/for convicts.
Learner's definition of ELATED
[more elated; most elated]
: very happy and excited
She was elated at/about/over the news.
She was elated to be chosen for the job.=She was elated that she was chosen for the job.
Learner's definition of GOAL
: something that you are trying to do or achieve
He set a goal for himself of exercising at least three times a week.
Her primary/long-term goal is to get a college degree.
We all share/have a common goal.
respect /rɪˈspɛkt/ noun
Learner's definition of RESPECT
: a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way
She showed no respect [=consideration] for my feelings.
I expect to be treated with respect.
He has no respect for the rules. [=he does not obey/follow the rules; he disregards the rules]
He has a healthy respect for the dangers of the work he does. [=he is aware of the dangers and does the work in a careful way]