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purpose

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of purpose

  1. 1 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <the purpose of the research is to discover how the virus is transmitted> Synonyms aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, goal, target, thingRelated Words grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms means, method, way

  2. 2 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists <still trying to discover her purpose in life> Synonyms business, capacity, function, job, part, place, position, role, task, workRelated Words affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use




purpose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of purpose

  1. to have in mind as a purpose or goal <I've been purposing to fix that thing for some time now> Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, intendRelated Words dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform





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