a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
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
"we did not understand his motivation"
"he acted with the best of motives"
impelling to action
"it may well be that ethical language has primarily a motivative function"- Arthur Pap
causing or able to cause motion
"a motive force"