English noun: purpose
|1.||purpose (cognition) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions|
|Samples||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 designs.
|Synonyms||aim, design, intent, intention|
|Broader (hypernym)||end, goal|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cross-purpose, final cause, idea, mind, sake, view, will|
|2.||purpose (attribute) what something is used for|
|Samples||The function of an auger is to bore holes.|
Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?.
|Synonyms||function, role, use|
|Broader (hypernym)||usefulness, utility|
|Narrower (hyponym)||raison d'etre|
|3.||purpose (attribute) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose|
|Samples||His determination showed in his every movement.|
He is a man of purpose.
|Broader (hypernym)||firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve|
|Narrower (hyponym)||diligence, doggedness, indefatigability, indefatigableness, industriousness, industry, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, tenacity, tirelessness|
English verb: purpose
|1.||purpose (cognition) propose or intend|
|Samples||I aim to arrive at noon.|
|Synonyms||aim, propose, purport|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE|
|Broader (hypernym)||intend, mean, think|
|2.||purpose (cognition) reach a decision|
|Samples||He resolved never to drink again.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.|
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||decide, determine, make up one's mind|