Synonyms and Antonyms for motive

1. motive (n.)

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

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2. motive (adj.)

causing or able to cause motion

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3. motive (n.)

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

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4. motive (adj.)

impelling to action

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5. motive (n.)

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

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