Synonyms for purpose
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.8 / 4 votes
The aim is the direction in which one shoots, or sometimes that which is aimed at. The mark is that at which one shoots; the goal, that toward which one runs. All alike indicate the direction of endeavor. The end is the point at which one expects or hopes to close his labors; the object, that which he would grasp as the reward of his labors. Aspiration, design, endeavor, purpose, referring to the mental acts by which the aim is attained, are often used as interchangeable with aim. Aspiration applies to what are viewed as noble aims; endeavor, design, intention, purpose, indifferently to the best or worst. Aspiration has less of decision than the other terms; one may aspire to an object, and yet lack the fixedness of purpose by which alone it can be attained. Purpose is stronger than intention. Design especially denotes the adaptation of means to an end; endeavor refers to the exertions by which it is to be attained. One whose aims are worthy, whose aspirations are high, whose designs are wise, and whose purposes are steadfast, may hope to reach the goal of his ambition, and will surely win some object worthy of a life's endeavor. Compare AMBITION; DESIGN.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.3 / 4 votes
Princeton's WordNet3.9 / 7 votes
purpose, intent, intention, aim, designnoun
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
"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"
intention, objective, use, design, determination, aim, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, plan, heading
function, purpose, role, usenoun
what something is used for
"the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
utilisation, habit, usage, routine, role, social occasion, manipulation, theatrical role, use of goods and services, procedure, function, occasion, character, subroutine, part, determination, aim, usance, enjoyment, subprogram, employment, mapping, use, consumption, single-valued function, persona, intention, economic consumption, intent, social function, exercise, affair, office, mathematical function, map, utilization, design
the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
"his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
aim, purpose, purport, proposeverb
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
suggest, aim, shoot for, place, pop the question, draw a bead on, aspire, drive, advise, purport, declare oneself, take aim, project, propose, resolve, direct, train, get, take, target, calculate, nominate, point, offer
reach a decision
"he resolved never to drink again"
many companies begin their existence with a "mission statement" it is their purpose for existence.
"i think that you have gotten off the track of your initial mission and need to re-think your strategy."Submitted by JP03 on January 19, 2015
telos means the ultimate end or purpose of something.Submitted by JP03 on March 26, 2015
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What's the purpose of it? you know, it's always skirting the edge. What's the purpose of it? In the end, she had something in mind. She didn't want people to know or something. But what is she doing? Why is she doing it?
Life isn't about finding you're purpose. It's about going out and creating a purpose to be remembered by.
As we study the Word of God rightly divided we are to understand that God has arranged His dealings with mankind into two programs. We have His prophesied purpose and His secret purpose. Prophecy has to do with the earth and Christ's reign upon it during the millennial kingdom, while the Mystery concerns our exaltation with Christ in the heavenlies.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
My whole life I thought, you go to school, I got my master's degree, I was working as a mental health specialist. My clients liked me but I never really felt satisfied. I never really felt like it's my purpose, i still think my purpose is to help people. ... Steve has actually given me my actual purpose.
Translations for purpose
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- نيّة, سبب, هدف, غرArabic
- úmysl, účel, cílCzech
- mening, intention, mål, grund, formålDanish
- Zweck, Absicht, Intention, Grund, beabsichtigen, Ziel, Thema, planenGerman
- σκοπός, σκοπεύω, πρόθεση, στόχος, λόγος, αιτίαGreek
- objeto, determinación, intención, propósito, objetivo, tema, razón, resolución, decisión, proponerseSpanish
- but, sujet, intention, objectifFrench
- rùnScottish Gaelic
- מטרה, סיבה, כוונה, נחישותHebrew
- szándék, céljaHungarian
- soggetto, intenzione, proposito, argomento, scopoItalian
- vastberadenheid, van plan zijn, nut, doel, bedoeling, intentie, reden, strekking, opzet, zinDutch
- mål, hensiktNorwegian
- temat, intencja, zagadnienie, cel, powód, zamiar, cel, powódPolish
- objetivo, propósito, intençãoPortuguese
- determinare, subiect, scop, rost, țintă, cauză, motiv, țel, obiectiv, temăRomanian
- цель, причинаRussian
- namjera, svrha, ciljSerbo-Croatian
- avsikt, syfteSwedish
- mục đíchVietnamese
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