- n. 动机，目的；主题
- adj. 发动的；成为动机的
- vt. 使产生动机，激起
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- motive (n.)
- mid-14c., "something brought forward," from Old French motif "will, drive, motivation," noun use of adjective, literally "moving," from Medieval Latin motivus "moving, impelling," from Latin motus "a moving, motion," past participle of movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Meaning "that which inwardly moves a person to behave a certain way" is from early 15c.
- motive (adj.)
- late 14c., from Old French motif "moving" or directly from Medieval Latin motivus "moving, impelling," from past participle stem of movere "to move" (see move (v.)).
- 1. Sheila had an ulterior motive for trying to help Stan.
- 2. The motive of the executions would be to instil fear.
- 3. Police have ruled out robbery as a motive for the killing.
- 4. The motive for the killing is unknown.
- 5. There seemed to be no motive for the murder.
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