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  1. pur·pose
    IPA[ˈpərpəs]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. have as one's intention or objective:

      God has allowed suffering, even purposed it
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: purpose, plural noun: purposes

    • v.: verb: purpose, 3rd person present: purposes, gerund or present participle: purposing, past tense: purposed, past participle: purposed

    • noun

      the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists:

      a particular requirement or consideration, typically one that is temporary or restricted in scope or extent:

    • verb

      have as one's intention or objective:
    • intentionally
    • adjective

      having many uses, especially all that might be expected from something of its type:
    • adjective

      built for a particular purpose:
    • adjective

      having a range of potential uses; not specialized in function or design:
    • adjective

      serving two purposes or functions:
    • adjective

      having a great many uses:
    • intentionally
    • adjective

      having a range of potential uses or functions; not specialized in design:
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