verb (used with object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing.
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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
Poorly timed captions and subtitles are difficult or impossible to read, which defeats the purpose of captioning or subtitling in the first place.Top six reasons you should caption your social media video content|Molly Yurick|November 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Genpact was already searching to define its purpose last year, said Tiger Tyagarajan, president and CEO.CEOs say the pandemic hasn’t paused their focus on purpose—it’s accelerated it|jakemeth|November 17, 2020|Fortune
He says that increasing employee satisfaction is not about more benefits or perks, it’s about purpose.Why Employees Should Write Their Company’s Obituary|Sean Braswell|November 16, 2020|Ozy
Thermal camera technology has other conservation purposes, too.This blind rhino’s infrared security system could help stop poachers|Rachael Zisk|November 12, 2020|Popular Science
That means there are scenarios where a family member could set up the Care Hub system by accessing the other person’s accounts without their knowledge or by inventing an email that becomes “the parent’s email” just for this purpose.Amazon’s new ‘Care Hub’ lets Alexa owners keep tabs on aging family members|Sarah Perez|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
And she looked at Isaac, as if purposing to go to Pongaudin.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
He was very unhappy, because he knew that he was purposing wrong.The Runaway|Unknown
And for a while they tilled the soil; also they married and were given in marriage, as purposing to abide in the land.Stories from Virgil|Alfred J. Church
I now saw that so far from purposing to rob us they were in a great and honest distress of mind.The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories|Owen Wister
I went to my rooms, purposing to go straight to bed, and get a good sleep.The Deluge|David Graham Phillips
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.