HyperDic: purpose

English > 5 senses of the word purpose:
NOUNcognitionpurpose, intent, intention, aim, designan anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
attributepurpose, function, role, usewhat something is used for
attributepurpose, determinationthe quality of being determined to do or achieve something
VERBcognitionpurpose, aim, purport, proposepropose or intend
cognitionpurpose, resolvereach a decision
purpose > pronunciation
Soundsper'pahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > purpose: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
Synonymsintent, intention, aim, design
Narrowercross-purposeA contrary aim
final cause(philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process
mind, ideaYour intention
sakeThe purpose of achieving or obtaining
viewPurpose
willA fixed and persistent intent or purpose
Broadergoal, endThe state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
Spanishfinalidad, intencionalidad, intención, intento, meta, objetivo, objeto, propósito
Catalanfinalitat, intenció, meta, propòsit, voluntat
Verbspurposepropose or intend
English > purpose: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningWhat something is used for.
Synonymsfunction, role, use
Attributesfunctionaldesigned for or capable of a particular function or use
nonfunctionalnot having or performing a function
Narrowerraison d'etreThe purpose that justifies a thing's existence
Broaderutility, usefulnessThe quality of being of practical use
Spanishfunción, papel, propósito, uso
Catalanfunció, propòsit
English > purpose: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.
Example "he is a man of purpose"
Synonymdetermination
Narrowerdiligence, industriousness, industrypersevering determination to perform a task
doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacitypersistent determination
indefatigability, indefatigableness, tirelessnesstireless / tireless determination
Broaderresoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolutionThe trait of being resolute
Spanishdeterminación, propósito, resolución
Catalandeterminació
Verbspurposereach a decision
purposepropose or intend
English > purpose: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningPropose or intend.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsaim, purport, propose
Broaderintend, mean, thinkhave in mind as a purpose
Spanishaspirar, proponer
Catalanaspirar
Nounspurposethe quality of being determined to do or achieve something
purposean anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
English > purpose: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningreach a decision.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymresolve
Broaderdecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
Spanishdecidir, proponerse, resolver
Catalanresoldre
Nounspurposethe quality of being determined to do or achieve something

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