- n. 动机；目的；主题
- adj. 发动的；运动的；动机的
- vt. 促使
- [C]动机,目的 a cause of or reason for action
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior;
"we did not understand his motivation"
"he acted with the best of motives"
a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
causing or able to cause motion;
"a motive force"
impelling to action;
"it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"
- Her prime motive was personal ambition.
- I don't understand what his motive is.
- The police have excluded robbery as a motive for the murder.
- Can we assign jealousy as the motive for the crime?
- His sole motive was to make her happy.
- This motive had been a stock-in-trade of medieval art.
- The water provides the motive power that turns the mill wheel.
- In a case of murder, the police questioned everyone who might have a motive.
- The criterion for judging subjective intention or motive is social practice and its effect.
- According to the order,Communist Jiang San motived the mass to fight against the Japanese army.they eradicated the enemy,and killed his brother Jiang Er,who was a traitor.
- His love of money is the only motive that drives him to work so hard.
- I have established a motive.
- The man reveals the hidden motives.
- The police could not find a motive for the murder.
Convection in the lower mantle..provides the motive force for continental drift.出自：Nature
The French Revolution..found..its motive power in the intelligence of men.出自： fig.