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

Translation of motive in French:


  • 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


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