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Detailed Translations for motive from English to German


motive [the ~] noun

  1. the motive (cause; reason; immediate cause)
    der Anlaß; der Grund; der Beweggrund; Motiv; die Ursache
  2. the motive (cause)
    Motiv; die Motivation; die Begründung; der Grund; der Beweggrund; die Ursache
  3. the motive (design; pattern; drawing)
    die Zeichnung; Muster; Dessin; Motiv

Translation Matrix for motive:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
Anlaß cause; immediate cause; motive; reason cause; immediate cause; reason
Begründung cause; motive clarification; clearing; communication; elucidation; enlightenment; explaining; explanation; first layer; foundation; information; notice; priming coat; undercoat
Beweggrund cause; immediate cause; motive; reason grounds; incentives; inducements; motives
Dessin design; drawing; motive; pattern
Grund cause; immediate cause; motive; reason arable; arable land; base; basic assumption; basic principle; basis; bottom; cause; earth; earth's crust; farming land; farmland; field; floor; fundamental idea; ground; immediate cause; motivation; point of departure; principle; reason; soil; starting point
Motiv cause; design; drawing; immediate cause; motive; pattern; reason grounds; incentives; inducements; motives; principal theme; topic
Motivation cause; motive
Muster design; drawing; motive; pattern designs; example; model; motives; pattern; patterns; prototype; sample; specimen; swatch; texture
Ursache cause; immediate cause; motive; reason cause
Zeichnung design; drawing; motive; pattern draft; drawing; entry; marking; outline; registration; reservation; sketch
- motif; motivation; need
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- motivating; motivative; motor
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. a cause to commit a crime
  1. Die Gesamtzahl aller Motive, z.B. in einem künstlerischen Werk
  2. der Anreiz oder Grund für eine Handlung, speziell für eine Straftat

Cross Translation:
motive Anlass aanleiding — datgene wat iets tot gevolg heeft
motive Motiv; Antrieb; Beweggrund motif — Ce qui pousse à agir, ...

motive form of mote:

mote [the ~] noun

  1. the mote
    der Burggraben

Translation Matrix for mote:

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

Related Words for "mote":

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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 Atom 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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