HyperDic: rational_motive

English > 1 sense of the expression rational motive:
NOUNmotiverational motivea motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
English > rational motive: 1 sense > noun 1, motive
MeaningA motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument.
Narrowerdisincentive, deterrenceA negative / negative motivational influence
incentive, inducement, motivatorA positive motivational influence
reason, groundA rational motive for a belief or action
Broadermotivation, motive, needThe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal

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