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purpose



I - noun
1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions (Freq. 75)
- his intent was to provide a new translation
- good intentions are not enough
- it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
- he made no secret of his designs
Syn:
intent, intention, aim, design
Derivationally related forms:
design (for: design), aim (for: aim), intend (for: intent)
Hypernyms:
goal, end
Hyponyms:
mind, idea, cross-purpose, final cause, sake,
view, will
2. what something is used for (Freq. 26)
- the function of an auger is to bore holes
- ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
Syn:
function, role, use
Derivationally related forms:
function (for: function)
Hypernyms:
utility, usefulness
Hyponyms:
raison d'etre
Attrubites:
functional, nonfunctional
3. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;
firmness of purpose (Freq. 5)
- his determination showed in his every movement
- he is a man of purpose
Syn:
determination
Hypernyms:
resoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolution
Hyponyms:
doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity,
tenaciousness, pertinacity, indefatigability, indefatigableness, tirelessness, diligence,
industriousness, industry

II - verb
1. propose or intend
- I aim to arrive at noon
Syn:
aim, purport, propose
Derivationally related forms:
purport (for: purport), aim (for: aim)
Hypernyms:
intend, mean, think
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
2. reach a decision
- he resolved never to drink again
Syn:
resolve
Derivationally related forms:
resolve (for: resolve), resolution (for: resolve)
Hypernyms:
decide, make up one's mind, determine
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

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