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what's the difference between motive and intent

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A motive is why a person acts.

The intent is the purpose he wishes to accomplish.

(In law intent refers to the state of someone's mind at the time of committing an offence.)

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Motive is a reason to do something, and intent is a seriousness (Ex. he stared intently at the TV).

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Motive is the reason why you do something. Intent is having the intention or idea of doing it.

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