rational motive

rational motives

Definitions of rational motive
  1. noun
    a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
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    ground, reason
    a rational motive for a belief or action
    incentive, inducement, motivator
    a positive motivational influence
    deterrence, disincentive
    a negative motivational influence
    account, score
    wherefore, why
    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
    dynamic, moral force
    an efficient incentive
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    motivation, motive, need
    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
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