Is MOTIVE a scrabble word?

Words With Friends :  YES

Scrabble US :  YES

Scrabble UK :  YES

English International (SOWPODS) :  YES

Scrabble Global :  YES

Enable1 Dictionary :  YES

Definitions for the word 'motive'


  1. 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
  2. MOTIVE, a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
  3. MOTIVE, a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
  4. MOTIVE, a reason for doing something


  1. MOTIVE, impelling to action
  2. MOTIVE, causing or able to cause motion

Synonyms for 'motive'

The word MOTIVE is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

How to use the word 'motive' in a sentence

  1. Their motive in running away was to avoid being punished.
  2. I think he's guilty of the crime. He had the motive, the means, and the opportunity.
  3. She denied that her offer to help was based on selfish motives.

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