DIVISION (I.) INDIVIDUAL VOLITION
Section I. Volition in General
Causes of Volition
Motive. –N. springs of action, reason, ground, call, principle, mainspring, keystone, intention, inducement, consideration, loadstone, magnet, temptation, enticement, allurement, witchery, bewitchment, charm, spell, fascination, blandishment, cajolery, seduction, honeyed words, voice of the tempter, song of the Sirens, forbidden fruit, golden apple, influence, prompting, dictate, instance, impulse, press, instigation, provocation, encouragement, advocacy, exhortation, advice, solicitation, incentive, stimulus, spur, whip, goad, whet, bribe, lure, decoy, bait, tempter, seducer, suggester, coaxer, wheedler, instigator, firebrand, incendiary, Siren, Circe, lobbyist.
Absence of Motive. –N. caprice, chance.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.