Motive in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
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motive
[ˈməʊtɪv]
noun
1. motivo (m) razón (f) (reason); móvil (m) (Law)
adjective
también:
  • motive force fuerza (f) motriz
motive [ˈməʊtɪv]
noun
motivo (m); (for crime) móvil (m)
what can his motive have been? ¿qué motivos habrá tenido?; my motives were of the purest lo hice con la mejor intención
adjective
motor fem: motora/motriz; (fem: motora/motriz)
modifier
motive power (n) fuerza (f) motriz
motivar
transitive verb
1. to motivate (impulsar); to cause (causar)
motivar
transitive verb
1 (estimular) to motivate
los estudios ya no la motivan she is no longer motivated by her studies
2 (causar) to cause
un retraso motivado por circunstancias ajenas a su voluntad a delay caused by circumstances beyond his control
3 (explicar) to justify; explain
motivó su decisión con razonamientos muy válidos she had some very sound reasons to justify her decision
Verb Conjugations for motivar
Gerund: motivando
Participle: motivado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yomotivomotivémotivabamotivaríamotivaré
motivasmotivastemotivabasmotivaríasmotivarás
él/ella/Ud.motivamotivómotivabamotivaríamotivará
nosotrosmotivamosmotivamosmotivábamosmotivaríamosmotivaremos
vosotrosmotiváismotivasteismotivabaismotivaríaismotivaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.motivanmotivaronmotivabanmotivaríanmotivarán
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