Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk navneord: purpose

1. purpose (om erkendelse) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis 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 designs.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)aim, design, intent, intention


Mindre specifikke termerend, goal


Mere specifikke termercross-purpose, final cause, idea, mind, sake, view, will

2. purpose (om egenskab) what something is used for


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe function of an auger is to bore holes.
Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)function, role, use


Mindre specifikke termerusefulness, utility


Mere specifikke termerraison d'etre


Kendetegnerfunctional, nonfunctional

3. purpose (om egenskab) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis determination showed in his every movement.
He is a man of purpose.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)determination


Mindre specifikke termerfirmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve


Mere specifikke termerdiligence, doggedness, indefatigability, indefatigableness, industriousness, industry, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, tenacity, tirelessness


Engelsk udsagnsord: purpose

1. purpose (om erkendelse) propose or intend


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI aim to arrive at noon.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)aim, propose, purport


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Mindre specifikke termerintend, mean, think

2. purpose (om erkendelse) reach a decision


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe resolved never to drink again.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)resolve


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Mindre specifikke termerdecide, determine, make up one's mind









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