Definition of Motives. Meaning of Motives. Synonyms of Motives

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Definition of Motives

Motive
Motive Mo"tive, a. Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power. ``Motive faculty.' --Bp. Wilkins. Motive power (Mach.), a natural agent, as water, steam, wind, electricity, etc., used to impart motion to machinery; a motor; a mover.
Motive
Motive Mo"tive, n. [F. motif, LL. motivum, from motivus moving, fr. L. movere, motum, to move. See Move.] 1. That which moves; a mover. [Obs.] --Shak. 2. That which incites to action; anything prompting or exciting to choise, or moving the will; cause; reason; inducement; object. By motive, I mean the whole of that which moves, excites, or invites the mind to volition, whether that be one thing singly, or many things conjunctively. --J. Edwards. 3. (Mus.) The theme or subject; a leading phrase or passage which is reproduced and varied through the course of a comor a movement; a short figure, or melodic germ, out of which a whole movement is develpoed. See also Leading motive, under Leading. [Written also motivo.] 4. (Fine Arts) That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one. Syn: Incentive; incitement; inducement; reason; spur; stimulus; cause. Usage: Motive, Inducement, Reason. Motive is the word originally used in speaking of that which determines the choice. We call it an inducement when it is attractive in its nature. We call it a reason when it is more immediately addressed to the intellect in the form of argument.
Motive
Motive Mo"tive, v. t. To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.

Meaning of Motives from wikipedia

- Motive may refer to: Motive (law) Motives (film), a 2004 thriller The Motive (film) (2017) Motive (TV series) (2013) "The Motive", a 1958 episode of Alfred...
- Motives is a 2004 erotic thriller starring Vivica A. Fox, Shemar Moore, Golden Brooks, Sean Blakemore and Keshia Knight Pulliam. The sequel, Motives 2...
- Motives 2: Retribution is a 2007 direct-to-video sequel to the 2004 thriller Motives starring Brian J. White, Vivica A. Fox and Sean Blakemore. The sequel...
- Actions & Motives is the third single by American alternative rock band 10 Years. It was released on their fourth studio album, and second major label...
- plotted to start a race war, though he and others involved long disputed this motive. In 1971, he was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit...
- There are many motives for spying. Espionage usually carries heavy penalties, with spies often being regarded as traitors, so motivating factors for it...
- had in their initial runs. Some newspapers began to speculate about the motives for the murders. Some of the published photographs of Tate were allegedly...
- carried out by 19 hijackers, and organized by numerous members of al-Qaeda. Motives for the attacks were stated before and after the attacks in several sources...
- America". IMDb. "Murder: No Apparent Motive". IMDb. C****ar, Jeremy (February 12, 2016). "Murder: No Apparent Motive". News.com.au. Ramsland, Katherine....
- equivalence relation. The category of pure motives often proceeds in three steps. Below we describe the case of Chow motives Chow ⁡ ( k ) {\displaystyle \operatorname...
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