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purpose is a synonym of intent

noun [ pur-puhs ]

purpose is another word for intent

Intent is the best word when you have a wish, goal, or desire that you’re going to carry out, especially when expressed in a formal or legal context (an intent to commit burglary; Their intent was to save the company).

Purpose is the best word for a less formal or more broad goal (His purpose in asking the question was to solve the crime), and can also refer to the determination needed to achieve that goal (She had a strong sense of purpose).

✅ The phrases ‘with intent’ and ‘on purpose’ both suggest that you knew what you were doing and expected the consequences. ‘With intent’ carries that meaning more strongly (I broke it on purpose; He attacked with intent).

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exhibit is a synonym of display

verb [ ig-zib-it ]

exhibit is another word for display

Display refers in general to arranging items so they can be properly seen (Please display the cakes in the window).

Exhibit refers to displaying things officially in the context of a show or exhibition (She decided to exhibit her paintings).

✅ Exhibit carries an extra connotation that what is displayed can be judged, either officially as a competition or unofficially (He exhibited his collection of quilts).

Display and exhibit can also both refer to showing off your feelings, personality, or qualities (She displayed great confidence; They exhibited their knowledge).

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portion is a synonym of part

noun [ pawr-shuhn, pohr- ]

portion is another word for part

Part is the best word to refer to a section of a whole thing, either separated from the whole or otherwise distinct from it (I gave her part of my lunch).

Portion is the best word to refer to a part of something that has been assigned or given, especially for a purpose (This is your portion of the work to do).

Portion can be used synonymously with part, but usually portion is used to refer to a part assigned to a person or alloted for a purpose (I ate my portion of the cake), while part is the more general of the two words (He only did part of the task).

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