motive
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motive(
mo
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dihv
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (motivation)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My motive for losing weight is being able to play with my kids without getting tired.Mi motivo para perder peso es poder jugar con mis niños sin cansarme.
b. el móvil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The detective now knows the killer's motive.El detective ya sabe el móvil del asesino.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to movement)
a. motor
Isaac Newton discovered the motive force that we call gravity.Isaac Newton descubrió la fuerza motora que llamamos gravedad.
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motive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (reason)
a. la motivo m, razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (law)
a. el móvil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
motive forcefuerza motriz
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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
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motivé I motivated
The word motivé is the preterite form of motivar in the first person singular. See the full motivar conjugation.
motivar
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motivar(
moh
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tee
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bahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to encourage)
a. to motivate
El entrenador motivó al equipo con un discurso apasionado antes del partido.The coach motivated his team with a passionate speech before the game.
2. (to produce)
a. to cause
El fin de la Guerra Fría motivó un cambio en nuestra política exterior.The end of the Cold War caused a change in our foreign policy.
b. to motivate
El homicidio fue motivado por los celos.The homicide was motivated by jealousy.
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motivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (impulsar)
a. to motivate
2. (causar)
a. to cause
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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
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