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motive
British English: /ˈməʊtɪv/
American English: /ˈmoʊdɪv/

Translation of motive in French:

noun

  • 1 (gen)
    motif (m) (for, behind de)
    somebody's motive in doing
    le motif qui pousse quelqu'un à faire
    a political motive
    un motif politique
    base/noble motives
    des motifs ignobles/nobles

adjective

  • [literal]
    (force, power)
    moteur/-trice
    she was the motive force behind the decision
    [figurative]
    elle était à l'origine de la décision

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