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Motive Definition

Noun: motive  mow-tiv

  1. 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 behaviour
    "he acted with the best of motives";
    - motivation, need
     
  2. A theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
    - motif
     
  3. A design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colours, as in architecture or decoration
    - motif
Adjective: motive  mow-tiv
  1. Causing or able to cause motion
    "a motive force"; "motive power";
    - motor
     
  2. Impelling to action
    "motive pleas";
    - motivative, motivating

See also:
motion
motley

Anagrams created from the word motive

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