motive

Noun
  • 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 behavior (synset 100023953)
  • A theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music (synset 107043169)
  • A design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration (synset 103794547)
Adjective
  • Causing or able to cause motion (synset 300325379)
  • Impelling to action (synset 300325093)

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