Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Ulterior"

The meaning of "Ulterior" in various phrases and sentences

Q: ulterior ne anlama geliyor?
A: Ulterior means something extra that they don't tell you. I usually hear it with the word motive.

An ulterior motive is a hidden goal different than the stated goal. For example, if i wanted to go the store to buy birthday presents for someone, I might tell them I'm going to the store to buy a notebook for my class. My stated motive is buying a notebook, my ulterior motive is to buy a present for them.
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Q: ulterior motive ne anlama geliyor?
A: An ulterior motive is a reason that someone has for doing something that isn’t obvious or apparent. It is also usually used in a negative light. Like for instance if someone is approaching you with an ulterior motive, it means that they must be approaching you not to just be friends, but rather they have something more sinister to gain from the interaction.
Q: ulterior ne anlama geliyor?
A: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden
Q: ulterior motives ne anlama geliyor?
A: Ulterior motives are reasons to do something that are different from the reasons given.
"The accountant acts like he wants to help you with your investments, but he has ulterior motives to rob you."
"Your new boyfriend says that he loves you and that you should trust him, but I think that he has ulterior motives."

Example sentences using "Ulterior"

Q: ulterior motive ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: To say someone has an ulterior motive means they have a hidden reason for doing something or a “hidden agenda”.

An example sentence:

Sara had an ulterior motive for visiting her grandparents. It seemed she was there to keep them company, but she was actually hoping they would offer to lend her some money.
Q: an ulterior motive ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: I thought he wanted to be my friend but he had ulterior motives.

You can't trust her, she always has an ulterior motive.

The truth is, I had an ulterior motive when I invited you out to dinner.
Q: ulterior ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: "This person has an ulterior motive" is an expression you'll commonly hear in crime dramas.
Q: "ulterior" ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Someone has an ulterior motive

Synonyms of "Ulterior" and their differences

Q: have a ulterior motives ve have an agenda ve you are up to something ve have an axe to grind arasındaki fark nedir?
A: "have an ulterior motive" means the person you're speaking about is trying to hide what they're really trying to do. For example, "He said he wanted to hang out at my house, but I think he has an ulterior motive, because he's always liked my sister!"

"have an agenda" can mean the same as an ulterior motive, but an agenda can also just be an ordered plan. You can send meeting participants an agenda for the meeting so they know what will be talked about. If you have a secret agenda, it's like having an ulterior motive.

"have an axe to grind" also means the same as "ulterior motive", but it is most commonly used to mean to have a grudge or dispute to take up with someone.

"you are up to something" means the speaker suspects the person they're talking about has an ulterior motive, but this phrase can be used for positive things while the others are almost always negative. "My husband and son have been whispering a lot and they stop talking when I walk in the room. My birthday's next week and I think they are up to something!"
Q: ulterior motive ve hidden agenda arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Yes you can use them interchangeably in most cases, but there is a slight difference.
Ulterior motive: your actual plan, what you are trying to achieve
Hidden agenda: plan to get what you achieve
ULTERIOR MOTIVE IS ONE PART, HIDDEN AGENDA IS ALL THE PARTS

Other questions about "Ulterior"

Q: Lütfen bana nasıl telaffuz edeceğimi öğret I think she has ulterior motive.
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Q: I think that he has ulterior motive. bu doğru görünüyor mu?
A: i think that he has AN ulterior motive
Q: I think he has an ulterior intend. bu doğru görünüyor mu?
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Q: What does "ulterior motive" mean? I mean, is it usually talking about a good motive? Like, "even though he did such a bad thing, I know his ulterior motive was to help them"
A: @hirofumi: ulterior motive basically means what the person came for. what they really want or what the intention was. usually, it connotes a bad light. it depends tho; like in your example.

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