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  • on purpose — adverb with intention; in an intentional manner he used that word intentionally I did this by choice • Syn: ↑intentionally, ↑deliberately, ↑designedly, ↑purposely, ↑advisedly, ↑b …   Useful english dictionary

  • accidentally-on-purpose — mod. deliberate, but meant to look like an accident. □ Then I accidentally on purpose spilled water on him. □ I knew it was done acci dentally on purpose. That kind of thing doesn’t just happen …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Purpose — is the cognitive awareness in cause and effect linking for achieving a goal in a given system, whether human or machine. Its most general sense is the anticipated result which guides decision making in choosing appropriate actions within a range… …   Wikipedia

  • purpose — [pʉr′pəs] vt., vi. purposed, purposing [ME purposen < OFr porposer, var. of proposer: see PROPOSE] to intend, resolve, or plan n. [ME < OFr porpos] 1. something one intends to get or do; intention; aim 2. resolution; determination …   English World dictionary

  • purpose — ► NOUN 1) the reason for which something is done or for which something exists. 2) resolve or determination. ► VERB formal ▪ have as one s objective. ● on purpose Cf. ↑on purpose ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • purpose — /ˈpɜpəs / (say perpuhs) noun 1. the object for which anything exists or is done, made, used, etc. 2. an intended or desired result; end or aim. 3. intention or determination. 4. that which one puts before oneself as something to be done or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • purpose — n. 1) to accomplish, achieve, fulfill a purpose 2) to serve a purpose 3) to put smt, to a good purpose 4) for a purpose (it was done for a good purpose; we arranged the meeting for the purpose of preventing a strike) 5) (misc.) for all practical… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • purpose — pur|pose W3S1 [ˈpə:pəs US ˈpə:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 2 purposes 3 4 on purpose 5¦(feeling)¦ 6 for all practical purposes 7 serve its purpose 8 defeat the purpose 9 to no purpose 10 to the purpose …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • done — do do (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {did} (d[i^]d); p. p. {done} (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doing} (d[=oo] [i^]ng). This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo] [e^]st) or dost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purpose — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)pəs[/t]] ♦♦ purposes 1) N COUNT: with supp The purpose of something is the reason for which it is made or done. The purpose of the occasion was to raise money for medical supplies... Various insurance schemes already exist for this… …   English dictionary

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