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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* motive in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * motive in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * motive at _OneLook Dictionary Search_

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

Middle English _motif_, from Anglo-Norman _motif_, Middle French _motif_, and their source, Late Latin _motivum_ (“motive, moving cause”), neuter of _motivus_ (“serving to move”).

Middle English motif, from Anglo-Norman motif, Middle French motif, and their source, Late Latin motivum (motive, moving cause), neuter of motivus (serving to move).

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊtɪv/ * (US) IPA(key): /ˈmoʊtɪv/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊtɪv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmoʊtɪv/

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

MOTIVE (_plural_ MOTIVES) * (obsolete) An idea or communication that makes one want to act, especially from spiritual sources; a divine prompting. [14th-17th c.] * 1621, Robert Burton, _The Anatomy of Melancholy_, III.2.1.ii: there's something in a woman beyond all human delight; a magnetic virtue, a charming quality, an occult and powerful MOTIVE. * An incentive to act in a particular way; a reason or emotion that makes one want to do something; anything that prompts a choice of action. [from 15th c.] * 1947, Malcolm Lowry, _Under the Volcano_: Many of them at first seemed kind to him, but it turned out their MOTIVES were not entirely altruistic. * (obsolete, rare) A limb or other bodily organ that can move. [15th-17th c.] (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?) * (law) Something which causes someone to want to commit a crime; a reason for criminal behaviour. [from 18th c.] _What would his MOTIVE be for burning down the cottage?_ _No-one could understand why she had hidden the shovel; her MOTIVES were obscure at best._ * (architecture, fine arts) A motif. [from 19th c.] * (music) A motif; a theme or subject, especially one that is central to the work or often repeated. [from 19th c.] _If you listen carefully, you can hear the flutes mimicking the cello MOTIVE._ SYNONYMS * (_incentive_) motivation * (_creative works_) motif TRANSLATIONS

motive (plural motives)

  1. (obsolete) An idea or communication that makes one want to act, especially from spiritual sources; a divine prompting. [14th-17th c.]
  2. An incentive to act in a particular way; a reason or emotion that makes one want to do something; anything that prompts a choice of action. [from 15th c.]
  3. (obsolete, rare) A limb or other bodily organ that can move. [15th-17th c.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. (law) Something which causes someone to want to commit a crime; a reason for criminal behaviour. [from 18th c.]
    What would his motive be for burning down the cottage?
    No-one could understand why she had hidden the shovel; her motives were obscure at best.
  5. (architecture, fine arts) A motif. [from 19th c.]
  6. (music) A motif; a theme or subject, especially one that is central to the work or often repeated. [from 19th c.]
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the flutes mimicking the cello motive.

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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

MOTIVE (_third-person singular simple present_ MOTIVES, _present participle_ MOTIVING, _simple past and past participle_ MOTIVED) * (transitive) To prompt or incite by a MOTIVE or motives; to move. SYNONYMS * motivate TRANSLATIONS

motive (third-person singular simple present motives, present participle motiving, simple past and past participle motived)

  1. (transitive) To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.

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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

MOTIVE (_not comparable_) * Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power. * 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, _The Garden of Cyrus_, Folio Society 2007, p. 195: In the MOTIVE parts of animals may be discovered mutuall proportions; not only in those of Quadrupeds, but in the thigh-bone, legge, foot-bone, and claws of Birds. * Relating to motion and/or to its cause SYNONYMS * moving * (relating to motion) motional TRANSLATIONS

motive (not comparable)

  1. Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.
  2. Relating to motion and/or to its cause

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Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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* move it

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveFRENCH - VERB
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French - Verb

MOTIVE * first-person singular present indicative of _motiver_ * third-person singular present indicative of _motiver_ * first-person singular present subjunctive of _motiver_ * third-person singular present subjunctive of _motiver_ * second-person singular imperative of _motiver_

motive

  1. first-person singular present indicative of motiver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of motiver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of motiver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of motiver
  5. second-person singular imperative of motiver

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveLATIN - ADJECTIVE
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Latin - Adjective

MŌTIVE * vocative masculine singular of _mōtivus_

mōtive

  1. vocative masculine singular of mōtivus

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motivePORTUGUESE - VERB
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Portuguese - Verb

MOTIVE * first-person singular present subjunctive of _motivar_ * third-person singular present subjunctive of _motivar_ * first-person singular imperative of _motivar_ * third-person singular imperative of _motivar_

motive

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of motivar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of motivar
  3. first-person singular imperative of motivar
  4. third-person singular imperative of motivar

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveROMANIAN - PRONUNCIATION
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Romanian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [moˈtive]

  • IPA(key): [moˈtive]

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveROMANIAN - NOUN
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Romanian - Noun

MOTIVE * plural form of _motiv_

motive

  1. plural form of motiv

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveSERBO-CROATIAN - NOUN
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Serbo-Croatian - Noun

MOTIVE (_Cyrillic spelling_ МОТИВЕ) * accusative plural of _motiv_ * vocative singular of _motiv_

motive (Cyrillic spelling мотиве)

  1. accusative plural of motiv
  2. vocative singular of motiv

Que a categoria em Definição / Significado de motiveSPANISH - VERB
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Spanish - Verb

MOTIVE * Formal second-person singular (_usted_) imperative form of _motivar_. * First-person singular (_yo_) present subjunctive form of _motivar_. * Formal second-person singular (_usted_) present subjunctive form of _motivar_. * Third-person singular (_él_, _ella_, also used with _usted_?) present subjunctive form of _motivar_.

motive

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of motivar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of motivar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of motivar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of motivar.


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