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motive

US [ˈmoʊtɪv]
UK [ˈməʊtɪv]
  • n.动机;目的;原因
  • adj.发动的;导致运动的
  • v.同“motivate”;成为(艺术作品的)主题
  • Web动因;作案动机
Plural Form:motives  
motive
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n.
1.
~ (for sth)
动机;原因;目的a reason for doing sth
There seemed to be no motive for the murder.
这起谋杀案看不出有什么动机。
I'm suspicious of his motives.
我怀疑他的动机。
the profit motive(= the desire to make a profit)
谋利的动机
I have an ulterior motive in offering to help you.
我主动提出要帮助你是有私心的。
adj.
1.
[obn]
发动的;导致运动的causing movement or action
motive power/force(= for example, electricity, to operate machinery)
原动力

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