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motive
'moʊtɪv
Main
English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. Impelling to action.
  2. Causing or able to cause motion.
(名) As a noun
  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.
  2. A design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration.
  3. A theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music.
Hyphenationmo•tive
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective, (及物的动) transitive verb
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动机dòngjīmotor; locomotive; motive; motivation; intention
目的mùdìpurpose; aim; goal; target; objective
eye; item; section; list; catalogue; table of contents; order (taxonomy); goal; name; title
主题zhǔtítheme; subject
发动力fādòng lìmotive power
运动yùndòngto move; to exercise; sports; exercise; motion; movement; campaign
起见qǐjiànmotive; purpose; (something) being the motive or purpose
用心yòngxīnmotive; intention; to be diligent or attentive; careful
心气xīnqìintention; motive; state of mind; ambition; aspiration; heart (TCM)
心路xīnlùscheme; artifice; tolerance; intention; motive; train of thought; brains; wit; ideas
出发点chūfā diǎnstarting point; (fig.) basis; motive
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