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 purpose purpose

noun

  • ( ) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions  ( aim, design, intent, intention, purpose )
    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
     his intent was to provide a new translation
    his intent was to provide a new translation
     good intentions are not enough
    good intentions are not enough
     it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
     he made no secret of his designs
    he made no secret of his designs
  • ( ) what something is used for  ( function, purpose, role, use )
    what something is used for
     the function of an auger is to bore holes
    the function of an auger is to bore holes
     ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
    ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
  • ( ) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose  ( determination, purpose )
    the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
     his determination showed in his every movement
    his determination showed in his every movement
     he is a man of purpose
    he is a man of purpose
  • verb

  • reach a decision  ( purpose, resolve )
    reach a decision
     he resolved never to drink again
    he resolved never to drink again
  • propose or intend  ( aim, propose, purport, purpose )
    propose or intend
     I aim to arrive at noon
    I aim to arrive at noon


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