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Synonyms for purpose

Synonyms for (noun) purpose

Synonyms: determination, purpose Definition: the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose Usage: his determination showed in his every movement; he is a man of purpose

Similar words: resoluteness, resolution, resolve, firmness, firmness of purpose Definition: the trait of being resolute Usage: his resoluteness carried him through the battle; it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

Synonyms: use, purpose, role, function Definition: what something is used for Usage: the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Similar words: usefulness, utility Definition: the quality of being of practical use

Synonyms: design, purpose, aim, intent, intention Definition: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions Usage: 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

Similar words: goal, end Definition: the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it Usage: the ends justify the means

Synonyms for (verb) purpose

Synonyms: resolve, purpose Definition: reach a decision Usage: he resolved never to drink again

Similar words: make up one's mind, determine, decide Definition: reach, make, or come to a decision about something Usage: We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

Synonyms: propose, purport, purpose, aim Definition: propose or intend Usage: I aim to arrive at noon

Similar words: intend, think, mean Definition: have in mind as a purpose Usage: I mean no harm; I only meant to help you; She didn't think to harm me; We thought to return early that night