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  Words related to purpose

Related / Similar Words: determination, function, role, use, intent, intention, aim, design, resolve, purport, propose

 

Definition:
  • the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose";
  • what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?";
  • an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his d;
  • reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again";
  • propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon";

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    Hyponyms: doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity, indefatigability, indefatigableness, tirelessness, diligence, industriousness, industry, raison d'etre, mind, idea, cross-purpose, sake, view, will

     

    Attributes: functional, nonfunctional

     

    Derivational Morphology: resolve, aim, purport, propose, serve, function, design, plan, project, contrive, intend, mean, think, resolution, declaration, determination, intent, spirit, intention, object, objective, target

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 目的   Dutch: reden  
    Finnish: tarkoitus   French: but  
    German: Zweck   Hebrew: מטרה  
    Hungarian: szándék   Italian: proposito  
    Japanese: 目的   Korean: 목적  
    Norwegian: mål   Portuguese: propósito  
    Romanian: scop   Russian: цель  
    Spanish: propósito   Swedish: avsikt  
     
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