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motive 

  • 基本释义
  • 词形变化
  • 详细释义
  • 双解释义
  • 英英释义
  • 短语词组
  • 常见例句

motive

['məutiv]

n.动机, 目的, 主题
adj.发动的, 运动的,动机的
vt.促使

例句与用法:

He showed his sinister motive at last.

他终于露出了他那邪恶的用心。

Can we assign jealousy as the motive for the crime?

我们能否确定这一犯罪动机是出于嫉妒?

The police have excluded robbery as a motive for the murder.

警方已排除该谋杀案中有抢劫的动机。

Her prime motive was personal ambition.

她的主要动机是为了实现个人的志向。

I don't understand what his motive is.

我不知道他的动机是什么。

His sole motive is to make more money.

他唯一的动机就是多赚钱。

词形变化:

动词过去式: motived | 动词过去分词: motived | 动词现在分词: motiving | 动词第三人称单数: motives |

n.[C]

1. 动机; 主旨; 目的[(+of/for)]

His sole motive was to make her happy.

他唯一的目的就是使她幸福。

I believe that Martin had two motives.

我相信马丁有着双重动机。

2. (文艺作品的)主题

a.

成为原动力的, 起动的, 推动的

The water provides the motive power that turns the mill wheel.

水提供了转动轮子的动力。

For many years the motive power of trains was steam.

好多年, 火车的动力是蒸汽。

vt.

使产生动机, 激起


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