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Noun Synset: 100023773

Words: motivation, motive, need

Gloss: 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"

hypernym 100023100 - psychological_feature
derivationally related 300324195 - motivating, motivative, motive
derivationally related 201649999 - actuate, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel
derivationally related 302766328 - motivational
derivationally related 201649999 - actuate, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel
hyponym 109178727 - life
hyponym 109178821 - rational_motive
hyponym 109180259 - irrational_motive
hyponym 109180431 - impulse, urge
hyponym 109183693 - ethical_motive, ethics, morality, morals
hyponym 109184834 - mental_energy, psychic_energy

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