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motive

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).
noun
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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).
adjective
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).
Noun
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).
(F)
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).
(M)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (general)
a.
motive forcefuerza 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
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