Detailed Translations for motives from English to Spanish



motive [the ~] noun

  1. the motive (cause; reason; immediate cause)
    la razón; el motivo; la causa
  2. the motive (cause)
    la motivación; la razón; el motivo; la causa; la explicación; el argumento
  3. the motive (design; pattern; drawing)
    el diseño; el patrón; el motivo; el dibujo

Translation Matrix for motive:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
argumento cause; motive argument; scenario; screenplay
causa cause; immediate cause; motive; reason bringing about; case; cause; causing; craft; lawsuit; legal suit; metier; métier; proceedings; profession; trial
dibujo design; drawing; motive; pattern autograph; description; draughtsmanship; drawing; police description
diseño design; drawing; motive; pattern autograph; description; design; distinction; distinction of manner; draughtsmanship; drawing; layout; marking; outline; police description; styling
explicación cause; motive argument; basic assumption; basic principle; basis; clarification; clearing; commentary; communication; delegation of knowledge; elucidation; enlightenment; enunciation; explaining; explanation; expression; information; interpretation; licence; license; line of thought; motivation; notice; permit; point of departure; principle; pronunciation; reading; reasoning; safe-conduct; safeguard; starting point; utterance; version
motivación cause; motive basic assumption; basic principle; basis; clarification; clearing; communication; elucidation; enlightenment; explaining; explanation; information; motivation; notice; point of departure; principle; starting point
motivo cause; design; drawing; immediate cause; motive; pattern; reason bringing about; cause; causing; immediate cause; reason
patrón design; drawing; motive; pattern VIP; boss; café keeper; chief; clothes pattern; example; host; innkeeper; landlady; landlord; leader; licencee; licensed victualler; licensee; lodging-house keeper; master; model; paper pattern; principal; pub-keeper; publican; sample; specimen; standard; topdog
razón cause; immediate cause; motive; reason amorous adventure; awareness; basic assumption; basic principle; basis; brainpower; bringing about; cause; causing; courtship; fairness; foreword; genius; intellect; intelligence; introduction; introductory remarks; judiciousness; justice; love affair; mental capacity; mind; moderation; motivation; point of departure; preamble; preface; principle; prologue; propriety; reason; reasonableness; relationship; right; righteousness; romance; romanticism; seemliness; sense; starting point; suitability; thought; wooing
- 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. music: theme or subject
  2. a cause to commit a crime

Cross Translation:
motive porqué; motivo; móvil motief — de reden om iets te doen
motive razón; ocasión; motivo; causa; lugar aanleiding — datgene wat iets tot gevolg heeft
motive móvil; motivo Motiv — der Anreiz oder Grund für eine Handlung, speziell für eine Straftat