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Motive

Definition of motive:

part of speech: adjective

Causing motion: having power to move.

part of speech: noun

Inducement; reason.

part of speech: noun

That which moves or excites to action: inducement: reason.

part of speech: adjective

Causing action; as, steam is the motive power in the locomotive.

part of speech: noun

That which urges to action; as, love of country is the motive that sends many men to war; reason.

part of speech: noun

causing movement.

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