how to pronounce motive


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the above transcription of motive is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

motive is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of motive in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… um what was your motive for allegedly …”

meaning of motive

Motive means the reason for doing something.

motive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word motive occurs in english on average 10.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics motive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that motive can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to motive


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