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Definition

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Motive

The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

Examples

He acted with the best of motives

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Motif

A design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration

Examples

A general motif

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