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purpose

noun

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  1. 1 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish the purpose of the research is to discover how the virus is transmitted Synonyms of purpose aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, goal, target, thingWords Related to purpose grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms of purpose 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 of purpose business, capacity, function, job, part, place, position, role, task, workWords Related to purpose 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 of purpose aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, intendWords Related to purpose dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform


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