purposely

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adverb pur·pose·ly \-lē\

Definition of purposely

  1. :  with a deliberate or express purpose

Examples of purposely in a Sentence

  1. the real estate agent purposely withheld information that would have discouraged us from buying the property

15th Century

First Known Use of purposely

15th century


PURPOSELY Defined for English Language Learners

purposely

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adverb

Definition of purposely for English Language Learners

  • : in a way that is planned or intended : in a deliberate way


PURPOSELY Defined for Kids

purposely

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adverb pur·pose·ly \ˈpər-pəs-lē\

Definition of purposely for Students

  1. :  with a clear or known aim Timothy was not purposely trying to frighten me … ; he was just being honest. — Theodore Taylor, The Cay


Law Dictionary

purposely

adverb pur·pose·ly

Legal Definition of purposely

  1. :  with a deliberate, conscious, or express purpose :  intentionally



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