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Detailed Translations for motive from English to French


motive [the ~] noun

  1. the motive (cause; reason; immediate cause)
    la raison; la cause; la provocation; le motif; le fondement; le germe
  2. the motive (cause)
    la motivation; le motif; le mobile
  3. the motive (design; pattern; drawing)
    le dessin; le patron; le modèle; le motif

Translation Matrix for motive:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
cause cause; immediate cause; motive; reason bringing about; cause; causing
dessin design; drawing; motive; pattern city plan; draft; draughtsmanship; drawing; floor-plan; groundplan; map; marking; outline; plan; site plan; sketch; sketch of the situation; street map; synopses; town-map
fondement cause; immediate cause; motive; reason basic rule; basic thought; basis; foundation; fundamental idea; initial concept; principle; rule of life
germe cause; immediate cause; motive; reason germ; germule; seed; seeds
mobile cause; motive
modèle design; drawing; motive; pattern color scheme; die; document template; dress-model; example; guide; hand-out; leader; mannequin; matrix; mentor; model; mold; mould; pattern; prototype; sample; scheme; serial number; shape; specimen; stencil; template; template file; virtual machine template
motif cause; design; drawing; immediate cause; motive; pattern; reason item; pattern; principal theme; subject; subject matter; theme; topic
motivation cause; motive
patron design; drawing; motive; pattern Maecenas; benefactor; boss; captain; chief; clothes pattern; commander; commanding officer; contributor; director; do-gooder; donor; employer; foreman; front-rank man; guide; hand-out; head; holy person; leader; manager; managing director; master; mentor; model; paper pattern; patron; patron saint; pattern; pious person; principal; protector; saint; sea captain; stencil; superior; supporter; template; topdog
provocation cause; immediate cause; motive; reason alluring; begetting; bringing about; causing; challenge; effect; incitement; incitement to; instigation; instigation to; procreation; provocation; provoking; stirring up
raison cause; immediate cause; motive; reason apparition; brainpower; cause; fairness; frame of mind; genius; ghost; ghostly apparition; humor; humour; immediate cause; intellect; intellectual powers; intelligence; judiciousness; mental capacity; moderation; mood; phantom; propriety; reason; reasonableness; right; seemliness; sense; specter; spectre; spook; suitability; temper; thought; wisdom
- motif; motivation; need
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- motivating; motivative; motor
Not SpecifiedRelated TranslationsOther Translations
modèle model
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- inducement
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
mobile loose; mobile; moveable; not tight; portable; transportable; untight

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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. Relating to motion and/or to its cause
  2. causing motion
  1. to prompt or incite
  1. music: theme or subject
  2. arts: motif
  3. a cause to commit a crime
  1. Ce qui pousse à agir, ...

Cross Translation:
motive motif Motiv — der Anreiz oder Grund für eine Handlung, speziell für eine Straftat


mote [the ~] noun

  1. the mote
    le fossé

Translation Matrix for mote:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
fossé mote castle-moat; ditch; fortification canal; fortress; furrow; groove; moat; rampart; slit; stronghold; trench
- atom; corpuscle; molecule; particle; speck
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- bit

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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
  1. 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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