rational motive

Definitions of rational motive

n 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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