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An intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
“The purpose of this study is to document the structure of a warm front in northeast Europe.”
Having strong commitment to a cause
“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.”
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.”
To intend or plan to do something
“I purpose to go grocery shopping after dropping the kids off at school.”
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