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motive
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 6
1. Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.
Part of Speech: noun
1. That which moves; a mover.
4. That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.
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