motive[ moh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF motive
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOTIVE
What other motive they can have, is to us, at least, inconceivable.
One can only motive and explain this suicide by self-immolating love.
It is a fault in art because it is impossible to motive it in a few lines.
Filial devotion to her father had been one motive, but not the only one.
In addition to this motive he felt an inclination to probe the matter to its utmost depths.
They could not understand the motive, and feared a stratagem.
My every action, word, thought, had my feeling for Rima as a motive.
I will not deny that I was a ringleader in this affair, though I know I had no other motive than escape.
But let me give you the motive, and then the action will follow of course.
Whatever the motive for his masquerade, it was not to attract anything feminine.