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Latin motivus

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Motive

Plural
Motives

Motive (plural Motives)
  1. An incentive to act; a reason for doing something; anything that prompted a choice of action.
    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.
  2. Alternative spelling of 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.

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Infinitive
to Motive

Third person singular
motives

Simple past
motived

Past participle
motived

Present participle
motiving

to Motive (third-person singular simple present motives, present participle motiving, simple past and past participle motived)
  1. (transitive) To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.

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Motive (not comparable)

Positive
Motive

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society 2007, p. 195:
      In the motive parts of animals may be discovered mutuall proportions; not only in those of Quadrupeds, but in the thigh-bone, legge, foot-bone, and claws of Birds.
  2. Relating to motion and/or to its cause

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Motive m. (plural)[[Category:Patrono:Hr noun forms|Motive]]

  1. Patrono:Accusative of

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Motive

  1. imperative form of motiver
  2. singular present imperfect form of motiver

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  • IPA: [moˈtive]

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motive n. pl.

  1. Plural form of motiv.

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Motive (infinitive motivar)

  1. formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of motivar.
  2. first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of motivar.
  3. formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of motivar.
  4. third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of motivar.

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