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purposes

noun
plural of purpose

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • the purpose of the research is to discover how the virus is transmitted

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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

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purposes

verb
present tense third-person singular of purpose

Synonyms of purposes (Entry 2 of 2)

to have in mind as a purpose or goal
  • I've been purposing to fix that thing for some time now

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“Purposes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purposes. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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