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Meanings for motive

a reason; motivation

motivation, motive, need(noun)

the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

"we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

motif, motive(noun)

a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music

motif, motive(adj)

a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration

motive(a), motor(adj)

causing or able to cause motion

"a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy"

motivative(a), motive(a), motivating(adj)

impelling to action

"it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap; "motive pleas"; "motivating arguments"

a major object of interest or concern (as in a discussion or artistic composition)

the principal motive of the piece was introduced in the flute section

a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric)

decorated with a paisley motive

something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing

the detective felt that the first suspect didn't have any motive for committing the crime

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Example Sentences of motive

Nobody likes to have his true motive doubted.

Nobody seemed to have a motive for the murder.

Catherine had an ulterior motive when she urged her father to buy a new car.

Jealousy was the motive for the murder.

The motive for the murder is not yet known.

What was his motive for setting the house on fire?

The locomotive was pulling a long line of freight cars.

We were wakened by the whistle of the steam locomotive at dawn.

What was his motive for doing it?

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Motive in different languages

  • حافزArabic
  • motiu Catalan
  • pohnutka motiv hybný Czech
  • bevæggrund motiv Danish
  • beweggrund motiv German
  • motivo Spanish
  • aihe liikunta liike motivoida liikkeellepaneva motiivi vaikutin Finnish
  • motif moteur motiver mouvant thème mobile French
  • réasún Irish
  • מניע, מוטיבHebrew
  • indíték Hungarian
  • motivo Italian
  • מניעformer Hebrew
  • 動機Japanese
  • 동기, 動機Korean
  • ratio Latin
  • onderwerp motief motioneel beweegreden motivatie bewegend motiveren Dutch
  • motivo Portuguese
  • rațiune motiv Romanian
  • мотив повод Russian
  • мо̀тӣв, mòtīvSerbo
  • motiv Swedish
  • động cơ 動機 Vietnamese

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