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 pur·pose·ly \-lē\

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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