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motives

noun , plural of motive

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1 a major object of interest or concern (as in a discussion or artistic composition)
  • the principal motive of the piece was introduced in the flute section
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2 a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric)
  • decorated with a paisley motive
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3 something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing
  • the detective felt that the first suspect didn't have any motive for committing the crime
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