English → English - motive

Pronunciation
n. something that causes a person to act, cause, incentive, purpose, intention; motif
adj. of motion, of reason or cause; inspiring to action
n. motive, something that causes a person to act, cause; motif; theme, subject, topic, main idea

English → Spanish - motive

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s. motivo, causa, ocasión, principio, razón; móvil, causante
adj. motor, motriz

Spanish → English - motive

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[motivar] v. cause; motivate; draw; work

English → French - motive

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n. motif, mobile
adj. motif, moteur, facteur

English → German - motive

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n. Motiv, Veranlassung
adj. Motiv, Grund

English → Indonesian - motive

Pronunciation
n. alasan, pengalasan, sebab, maksud, tujuan, niat, prayojana, motif, tema
v. menggerakkan, mendorong, menyebabkan
a. menggerakkan: yg menggerakkan

English → Italian - motive

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s. motivo, movente, ragione
agg. motore; motorio, del moto

English → Polish - motive

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n. motyw, powód, pobudka, bodziec
a. poruszający, ruchowy, napędowy, pędny

English → Portuguese - motive

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s. motivo, causa
adj. motivador, aquele que impulsiona, causador

English → Romanian - motive

Pronunciation
n. motiv, mobil, cauză, pricină, raţiune
v. dicta, inspira, stimula, motiva, justifica
a. motor, motrice, stimulator

English → Russian - motive

Pronunciation
с. повод, мотив, побуждение, движущая сила, основная тема, лейтмотив, главная мысль
прил. двигательный, движущий

English → Turkish - motive

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i. güdü, dürtü, âmil, hareket ettirici, neden

English → Ukrainian - motive

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n. мотив, спонука, лейтмотив, нагін
v. спонукати, мотив: бути мотивом
a. рушійний, руховий, спонукальний

French → English - motive

Pronunciation
[motiver] v. motivate, motive

German → English - motive

Pronunciation
n. something that causes a person to act, cause, incentive, purpose, intention; motif

English → Dutch - motive

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zn. oorzaak; motivering
bn. oorzaak,beweegreden

English → Greek - motive

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ουσ. κίνητρο, μοτίβο, ελατήριο, αίτιο, αφορμή
επίθ. κινητήριος

German → Turkish - motive

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güdü, neden, dürtü, devindirici, hareket ettirici, muharrik

German → Dutch - motive

Pronunciation
motieven

English → Arabic - motive

Pronunciation
‏محرك، الدافع، حافز، السبب، سبب، قصد، دافع، باعث، تقوية‏
‏حث، حرض‏

English → Chinese - motive

Pronunciation
(名) 动机; 目的; 主旨; 主题
(形) 运动的, 成为动机的

English → Chinese - motive

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(名) 動機; 目的; 主旨; 主題
(形) 運動的, 成為動機的

English → Hindi - motive

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n. इरादा, प्रेरणा, नीयत, प्रयोजन, मतलब, उद्देश्य, कारण
v. प्रेरित करना, उत्तेजित करना, प्रेरणा देना, वजह पेश करना, हेतु प्रस्तुत करना
a. उत्तेजित करनेवाला, प्रेरणा देनेवाला, चलानेवाला, हरकत देनेवाला

English → Japanese - motive

Pronunciation
(名) 動機; 主題
(形) 原動力となる

English → Korean - motive

Pronunciation
명. 동기, 어떤 행동을 야기하는 것, 목적, 의도; 모티프, 작품의 주제
형. 기동의, 동기의

English → Vietnamese - motive

Pronunciation
n. duyên cớ, lý do, động cơ
v. giải bày, trình bày
a. vận động, chuyển động, phát động, nguyên động

Definition of motive

Pronunciation
Noun
1. An idea or communication that makes one want to act, especially from spiritual sources; a divine prompting.
2. An incentive to act in a particular way; a reason or emotion that makes one want to do something; anything that prompts a choice of action.
3. A limb or other bodily organ that can move.
4. Something which causes someone to want to commit a crime; a reason for criminal behaviour.
What would his motive be for burning down the cottage?
No-one could understand why she had hidden the shovel; her motives were obscure at best.
5. A motif.
6. A motif; a theme or subject, especially one that is central to the work or often repeated.
If you listen carefully, you can hear the flutes mimicking the cello motive.
Verb
7. To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.
Adjective
8. Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.
9. Relating to motion and/or to its cause
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Verb Forms

Present participle: motiving
Present: motive (3.person: motives)
Past: motived
Future: will motive
Present conditional: would motive
Present Perfect: have motived (3.person: has motived)
Past Perfect: had motived
Future Perfect: will have motived
Past conditional: would have motived
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