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mo·tive

motive

 
 
pronunciation:
mo tihv
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part of speech: noun
definition: an idea, need, desire, or impulse that causes a person to act in a particular way or do a particular thing; reason.
His motive for robbing the bank was not clear.
 
synonyms:
incentive, inspiration, motivation, purpose, reason
similar words:
aim, intent, intention, objective, stimulus
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The word motive contains the following part:
mob, mot, mov Latin root that means move