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purpose

pur·pose

purpose

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr ps
phrases:
on purpose
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a reason or plan that guides an action; design or goal.
The purpose of wearing boots is to keep your feet warm and dry.
synonyms:
aim, end, goal, motive, objective
similar words:
ambition, aspiration, intent, mission, object, plan, point, reason, sake, sense, spirit, target, why
definition 2: determination or will.
He practices violin with a great sense of purpose.
synonyms:
determination, resolution, resolve
similar words:
motivation, will
definition 3: the reason for which something exists.
My father says the purpose of cats is to clear the world of mice.
synonyms:
function, object
similar words:
aim, application, destination, intention, point, reason, role, use, why
phrase: on purpose
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