Motive

Updated: 7 November 2016

We found 12 answers for the crossword clue Motive. We last saw this clue in The Irish News Quick Crossword on 7 November 2017, where the answer was 'REASON'.

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Motive crossword12 Crossword Answers

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

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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