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Noun
An intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
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“The purpose of this study is to document the structure of a warm front in northeast Europe.”
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Having a strong commitment to a cause
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“They moved about with great purpose as though a simple turn to the left or to the right might finally take them where they wanted to go.”
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The reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“Our packaging has been designed for the purpose of keeping the contents sterile and reducing cost.”
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A strategy worked out in advance to achieve a goal
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The activity by which one regularly makes a living
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That to which any person or thing is destined
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Morality, generally or collectively
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Range of capabilities
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A general meaning or character
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The power, right, or opportunity to choose
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One's rank or status
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A thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
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The property or state of being relevant or pertinent
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A project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one
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The active use of energy in producing a result
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The process of establishing something exactly by calculation or research
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The utilization of something
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Long and careful consideration or discussion
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A thing arranged or set out in a particular way
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To intend or plan to do something
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“I purpose to go grocery shopping after dropping the kids off at school.”
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To carry out a plan with a specific purpose in mind
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To give serious and careful thought to
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To come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration
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Mean, intend
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To devote serious and sustained effort
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Appoint to a job or position
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To devise or come up with (an idea or plan)
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To have as one's goal
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