Definition of MOTIVE

noun : MOTIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

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

Adjective : MOTIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy" ;

  • 2. (

    ) impelling to action; "it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap; "motive pleas"; "motivating arguments" ;


See more about : MOTIVE