Motive in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Motive

reason; purpose

Examples of Motive in a sentence

With several clogged arteries, the unhealthy man had a serious motive to lose weight and get fit.  🔊

The murderer’s motive was unknown since police still had no suspects or reasons why someone would want the victim dead.  🔊

The baker’s motive for the distant billboard placement was to attract clients from the opposite time of town.  🔊

With no real motive to move again, the wandering nomad chalked it up to needing a change of scenery.  🔊

Only one of the robbery suspects had both opportunity and a motive for wanting to commit the crime.  🔊

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