Notebook, 1993-



With Determination, Resoluteness. . . . Deliberately, By Design, Expressly . . . . With Reason, Intention, Desired Result, End, Aim, Goal. . . . Towards a Considered subject or point, Practical Result, Effect, Advantage . . . . Relevant, to the point. . . . To Resolve, Set, Aim, Intend, Mean, Contemplate, Plan . . . . The subject or point under consideration

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1 Purpose n. 1. the reason for which something exists or happens. 2. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal. 3. determination; resoluteness. 4. the subject or point under consideration. 5. practical result, effect, or advantage: to act to good purpose. 6. of set purpose, with intent in; deliberately. 7. on purpose, by design; intentionally. 8. to the purpose, relevant; to the point. -v.t. 9. to set as an aim, intention, or goal for oneself; purpose. 10. to intend; design. 11. to resolve [to do something]. -v.i. 12. to have a purpose. [ME purpos < OF < purpos(er), var. of proposer to Propose] -Syn. 1. see intention. 10. mean, contemplate, plan.

Purposely adv. 1. intentionally; deliberately. 2. with a specified purpose; expressly.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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