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Detailed Translations for motive from English to Dutch


motive [the ~] noun

  1. the motive (cause; reason; immediate cause)
    de reden; de aanleiding
  2. the motive (cause)
    de motivatie; de reden; de beweegreden; de drijfveer; het motief
  3. the motive (design; pattern; drawing)
    de dessin; de patroon; het motief; de tekening

Translation Matrix for motive:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
aanleiding cause; immediate cause; motive; reason
beweegreden cause; motive
dessin design; drawing; motive; pattern
drijfveer cause; motive
motief cause; design; drawing; motive; pattern
motivatie cause; motive
patroon design; drawing; motive; pattern ammunition; boss; cartridge; chief; leader; master; patron saint; pattern; principal
reden cause; immediate cause; motive; reason apology; cause; excuse; immediate cause; justification; reason; thinking up a story; vindication; weathering
tekening design; drawing; motive; pattern autograph; draft; drawing; illustrated paper; illustration; marking; outline; sketch
- motif; motivation; need
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- motivating; motivative; motor
Not SpecifiedRelated TranslationsOther Translations
patroon pattern
tekening drawing
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- inducement

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Related Definitions for "motive":

  1. impelling to action1
    • motive pleas1
  2. causing or able to cause motion1
    • a motive force1
    • motive power1
  3. 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 behavior1
    • he acted with the best of motives1
  4. a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration1
  5. a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music1

Wiktionary Translations for motive:

  1. to prompt or incite
  1. causing motion
  2. Relating to motion and/or to its cause
  1. arts: motif
  2. music: theme or subject
  3. a cause to commit a crime
  1. datgene wat iets tot gevolg heeft
  2. de reden om iets te doen

motive form of mote:

mote [the ~] noun

  1. the mote

Translation Matrix for mote:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
burchtgracht mote
- atom; corpuscle; molecule; particle; speck
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- bit

Related Words for "mote":

Synonyms for "mote":

Related Definitions for "mote":

  1. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything1

Wiktionary Translations for mote:

  1. A small particle; a speck

Cross Translation:
mote atoom atome — chimie|fr physique|fr composant de la matière, plus petite partie d'un corps simple pouvant se combiner avec une autre.

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