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Definitions of motive:
  • noun:   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
    Example: "He acted with the best of motives"
  • noun:   a theme that is elaborated on in a piece of music

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See motive used in context: 41 rhymes, 17 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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