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  • nounreason, purpose
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Synonyms for motives

noun reason, purpose
  • aim
  • cause
  • consideration
  • emotion
  • feeling
  • idea
  • impulse
  • influence
  • intent
  • intention
  • motivation
  • passion
  • rationale
  • antecedent
  • basis
  • design
  • determinant
  • drive
  • end
  • grounds
  • incentive
  • incitement
  • inducement
  • inspiration
  • mainspring
  • object
  • occasion
  • root
  • spring
  • spur
  • stimulus
  • thinking

Antonyms for motives

  • neglect
  • thoughtlessness
  • discouragement
  • hindrance
  • deterrent
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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