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    #1

    I'm searching for a word

    Hi, I don't know the word but I will try to explain what happened. We have a very smart child. We visited our friends' house who also have a child. The parents liked our child very much and said that he's a genius in front of their child. Their child started to act smart too (his unconscious wanted to tell his parents he's smart too). What is the word that explains their child behavior in Psychology?

    Their child got [missing_word] by our child.

    The word is not [Jealous]. I'm searching for another word, it's like when someone gets "positively jealous"? of someone else so he wants to be like them. I know the word in my first language but my English vocabulary is poor!

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    Post the Arabic word in the Other Languages forum. We have several Arabic-speaking members who may be able to translate it.

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    #3

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    'Emulate', perhaps, although that's a verb not an adjective.

    Also, perhaps 'galvanized' or 'inspired'.
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    #4

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    Competitive?

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    #5

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    Their child was inspired/driven/motivated/spurred to emulate our child.
    Last edited by tedmc; 08-Jan-2016 at 05:44.
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    #6

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    Encouraged.
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    #7

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    I think what I'm looking for is "Motivation". Their child was motivated by our child.
    Thank you, all of you.

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    #8

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    'Motivated by our child's genius.'
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: I'm searching for a word

    Pumped up

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