rational motive

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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