Motive

Updated: 7 November 2016

We found 12 answers for the crossword clue Motive. We last saw this clue in The Irish Independent Simple Crossword on 10 May 2017, where the answer was 'REASON'.

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Motive crossword12 Crossword Answers

4
letters
need
5
letters
motif
cause
motor
6
letters
REASON
INTENT
7
letters
purpose
8
letters
stimulus
9
letters
incentive
10
letters
motivating
motivative
motivation

Definitions for "Motive"

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"
A design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
A theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
Impelling to action; "it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap; "motive pleas"; "motivating arguments"
Causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy"

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