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Motive (IPA: /ˈmoʊtɪv/)


Motive (n.)

That which moves; a mover.

Motive (n.)

That which incites to action; anything prompting or exciting to choise, or moving the will; cause; reason; inducement; object.

Motive (n.)

The theme or subject; a leading phrase or passage which is reproduced and varied through the course of a comor a movement; a short figure, or melodic germ, out of which a whole movement is develpoed. See also Leading motive, under Leading.

Motive (n.)

That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one.

Motive (a.)

Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.

Motive (v. t.)

To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.

Motive

Conjectural objects in algebraic geometry that provide a universal cohomology theory of varieties

Motive

Reason for performing a criminal act

Motive

Television series

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Album by Red Box

Motive

Album

Motive Synonyms

Motivating, Causative, Motivative

Motive Synonyms

Motor, Causative

Motive Synonyms

Motif

Motive Synonyms

Need, Motivation

Motive Rhymes


Motive, Votive

Airmotive

Automotive, Locomotive
Nonautomotive

Spanish Translation

Motive in Spanish is Motivo

Tagalog Translation

Motive in Tagalog is Adhika

Example Sentence (Quote)

"No particular motive for living, except the custom and habit of it." - Life

Example Sentence (Quote)

" That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?" - Samuel Johnson

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The motive power is the cause of all life." - Leonardo da Vinci

Example Sentence (Quote)

" When the true motive is love, there are no other explanations. Searching for them is like chasing grains of sand in the wind." - Dune


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