Definition for purpose

noun as in persistence, resolve

noun as in use

verb as in intend, set sights on

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Together the two men had formed Reinvent Technology Partners, a special purpose acquisition company, earlier in 2020.

Another purpose of these meetings is to build working relationships so when strategic decisions need to be made, board members are used to working together.

The images are — first of all, they’re real, it’s not manufactured, but they are put together in a way that adds, on purpose, to the drama of it.

If in a particular context it becomes a symbol of divisiveness, and has a potential for doing harm to the overall well-being of the university community, I believe it serves no purpose for it to be played.

Working remotely —especially for those execs who have never done it before — can also impact your purpose said Mertens.

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By setting no goals, the player must find their own purpose.

They were born in 51 countries and speak 59 foreign languages, but they seemed bound by a single purpose and resolve.

But Seligman never imagined how Mitchell might put the concept to work, in part because it was so ill-suited to that purpose.

The whole purpose of the gang is to generate money for its incarcerated leaders.

We are gathered for one reason and one reason alone—to raise money to help fulfill that dream and that purpose.

Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.

I called out several times, as loud as I could raise my voice, but all to no purpose.

The emperor Nicholas of Russia declared, by ukase, his purpose to assist Austria.

For the purpose of ascertaining the Board's powers in this connection the opinion of the Attorney General has been requested.

The culture of expression is a very different thing from the artful imitation of the signs of feeling and purpose.


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On this page you'll find 255 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purpose, such as: ambition, aspiration, desire, determination, direction, and function.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.