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Hello,

Here's a sentence I don't get: This mother, who is a famous artist, is nurturing her young daughter's creative drive. I'd like to know what 'creative drive' means. My dictionary doesn't have this entry.

Thanks!
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aleileinurturing her young daughter's creative drive.
"Drive" here is a compulsion. You can feel compelled to do many things.

It's similar to "motivation," but is only uncountable, while "motivation" may be either.

Some automobile company had a pun slogan, "We are driven." It means, "we are [highly] motivated.

We can ask, "What drives you to study so hard?" (What motivates/compels you to study so hard?)

But as a noun, "Your drive" is the motor itself, rather than the reason for it.

Your "creative drive" is simply your urge to create. Your "destructive drive" is your urge to destroy.

You can have all kinds of drives - competitive, sexual, risk taking, dominating others, etc.
When you call them "compulsions," you may imply that they're bad, but "creative drive" is usually good.

While "creative drive" is a very common collocation, I don't think you'd call it an idiom, or something that requires a special definition.
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aleileinurturing her young daughter's creative drive.
"Drive" here is a compulsion. You can feel compelled to do many things.

It's similar to "motivation," but is only uncountable, while "motivation" may be either.

Some automobile company had a pun slogan, "We are driven." It means, "we are [highly] motivated.

We can ask, "What drives you to study so hard?" (What motivates/compels you to study so hard?)

But as a noun, "Your drive" is the motor itself, rather than the reason for it.

Your "creative drive" is simply your urge to create. Your "destructive drive" is your urge to destroy.

You can have all kinds of drives - competitive, sexual, risk taking, dominating others, etc.
When you call them "compulsions," you may imply that they're bad, but "creative drive" is usually good.

While "creative drive" is a very common collocation, I don't think you'd call it an idiom, or something that requires a special definition.

Very clear. Thanks a lot!