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motive
Definition:
That which incites to action; incentive; impulse; design; purpose.

What does the acronym motive stand for?

MOTIVE abbreviation definition:
–  Missouri Technology Infrastructure for Veterinary Education

Synonyms:

adjective
all
motor, motive.
noun
cause
compunction, elicitation, cause, determinant, force, root, execution, action, effectuation, enforcement, drive, inspiration, provocation, generation, source, motivator, grounds, origination, basis, evocation, compulsion, factor, mainspring, stimulus.
desire
salacity, Propensities, doting, salacities, pruriency, lustfulness, prurience, libidinousness.
excitement
melodramas, excitation, melodrama, wildness, to do, TODO.
expectation
likelihood, looking forward, prediction.
get-up-and-go
Vitalis, get up and go, Vitali.
impulse
actuation, excitants, excitant.
incentive
goad, aim, study at cause, ground, purpose, idea, lure, object, angle, incentive, goal, consideration, rationale, spur, incitement, impulse, what makes one tick, inducement.
melody
euphony, concert, song, concord, melody, ditty, harmoniousness, tune, tunefulness, theme, consonance.
motivation
motivations, gooses, Geese, predetermination.
motive
propulsion, motivation, catalyst, causative, urge, stimulation, need, goading, motivative, motor, motivating, motif, fire, impulsion, enticement, facilitation, trigger, fermentation, fomentation, energy, prompting, induction, magnetism.
pick-me-up
shot in the arm, Reviver, energizers, revivers, energizer, spark pulg, tonic, uppers, restoratives.
reason
ulterior motive, why.
reason, purpose
antecedent, incentive, emotion, drive, inducement, determinant, cause, incitement, intention, inspiration, stimulus, grounds, intent, occasion, passion, root, design, impulse, idea, aim, spur, motivation, basis, mainspring, spring, end, feeling, influence, rationale, consideration, object, thinking.
sake
final cause.
stimulant
pick-me-up.
topic
point in question.
why
hows.
verb
cause
origin.
Examples of usage:
  1. You divine the motive of my visit, monsieur, I fancy? – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  2. That enthusiasm which has no intelligent motive makes me want to die, so as not to see it any longer. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  3. " But what can his motive be? – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  4. Even a child can appreciate, if rightly taught, the motive back of a kind action, and can respect that even if the action does not interest him. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  5. I pray you never to write to me with the mere motive of getting rid of the task. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
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