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purposely

[pur-puh s-lee] /ˈpɜr pəs li/
adverb
1.
intentionally; deliberately:
He tripped me purposely.
2.
with the particular purpose specified; expressly:
I wore that suit purposely to make a good impression.
Origin of purposely
1485-1495
First recorded in 1485-95; purpose + -ly
Related forms
unpurposely, adverb
Can be confused
purposefully, purposely.
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purposely

/ˈpɜːpəslɪ/
adverb
1.
for a definite reason; on purpose
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Word Origin and History for purposely
adv.

late 15c., from purpose (n.) + -ly (2).

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