verb (used with object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing.
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Idioms for purpose
Origin of purpose
synonym study for purpose
OTHER WORDS FROM purposepre·pur·pose, verb (used with object), pre·pur·posed, pre·pur·pos·ing.re·pur·pose, verb (used with object), re·pur·posed, re·pur·pos·ing.un·pur·posed, adjectiveun·pur·pos·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for purpose
The responses show how rare it is for teachers to use insects in their classrooms and the small number of insect species they select for this purpose.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
The beauty of a compilation usually lies in the way it can refashion a band's narrative by sequencing songs into something resembling a coherent statement of purpose.Almost anarchy: The Style Council and the smooth sounds of sophisti-pop|Mina Tavakoli|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I would help you, but of course that would defeat the purpose of protecting ourselves from spreading germs.Miss Manners: Polite alternatives to ‘Pull your mask up, bozo!’|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
As of last month, the remaining $259 billion still has not been committed to any of the Fed’s specific programs or for any other purpose.Treasury Secretary Mnuchin cuts off several Federal Reserve emergency aid programs, sparking unusual rebuke from Fed|Rachel Siegel, Jeff Stein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“Putting hundreds or even thousands of Virginians at risk for the sole purpose of selling guns is just not worth it,” the attorney general said on Twitter.Virginia gun show canceled after judge orders organizers to adhere to state coronavirus crowd limits|Antonio Olivo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Yet the "Tigers" purposed to make the place the talk of the juvenile population and they turned to their captain for advice.A Son of the City|Herman Gastrell Seely
Things that were purposed to be benedictions can be changed into blights.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
Maurice arrived in Washington without having apprised his father of his purposed visit.Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
About five in the afternoon we left for Whitehall, where we purposed passing the night.
He learned nothing, and returned as ignorant, so far as really understanding the problems he purposed to study, as he came.
British Dictionary definitions for purpose
Word Origin for purpose
Idioms and Phrases with purpose
see at cross purposes; for all intents and purposes; on purpose; serve a purpose; to good purpose; to little or no purpose.