Jun
10
2014

motive

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

mo tihv

noun
definition 1:  an idea, need, desire, or impulse that causes a person to act in a particular way or to do a particular thing; reason.
example:  No one could understand the woman’s motives for making such a drastic change to her will.
example:  The neighbor was the prime suspect in the murder, and yet the police could not ascertain any motive for the crime.

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