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Definitions of purpose:

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: verb

To determine on some end or object to be accomplished; to resolve; to intend.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: noun

That which a person sets before himself as an end: aim: intention: effect.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To have an intention.

part of speech: verb transitive

To intend.

part of speech: noun

Design; end or aim desired; settled intention; meaning.

part of speech: verb transitive

To intend or resolve; design.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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