Significado de “motive” - en el Diccionario Inglés

motive en inglés británico

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motivenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈməʊ.tɪv/ us /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɪv/

B2 a reason for doing something:

Why would she have killed him? She has no motive.
Does he have a motive for lying about where he was?
What is the motive behind (= the reason for) the bombing?
I think you should examine/question their motives in offering to lend you the money.
She denies that she has an ulterior (= secret) motive for making the donation.

Más ejemplos

  • He gives a lot of money to charity, but self-aggrandizement is his motive.
  • The motive for this shocking attack seems to be racial hatred.
  • Detectives have been unable to assign a motive for the murder.
  • He claims he just wants to help Lisa but I suspect he has an ulterior motive.

motiveadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈməʊ.tɪv/ us /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɪv/ specialized

(Definición de motive del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

motive en inglés americano

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motivenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmoʊ·t̬ɪv/

a reason for doing something:

Does he have a motive for lying about where he was?
Judy moved to Florida because she likes it there, not for any ulterior motive (= secret reason).
motivate
verb [ T ] us /ˈmoʊ·t̬əˌveɪt/

She’s motivated by a desire to help people.

(Definición de motive del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)