What is another word for

purpose

purpose as in propose or intend
  • "I aim to arrive at noon"

Synonyms

  • aiman anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); the action of directing something at an object; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies ; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; propose or intend; move into a desired direction of discourse; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
  • purportthe intended meaning of a communication ; the pervading meaning or tenor; have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; propose or intend
  • proposemake a proposal, declare a plan for something; present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; propose or intend; put forward; ask (someone) to marry you
purpose as in reach a decision
  • "he resolved never to drink again"

Synonyms

  • resolvethe trait of being resolute; a formal expression by a meeting; bring to an end; reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation ; reach a decision; understand the meaning of; make clearly visible; find the solution; cause to go into a solution
purpose as in an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  • "his intent was to provide a new translation"
  • "good intentions are not enough"
  • "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"
  • "he made no secret of his designs"

Synonyms

  • intentgiving or marked by complete attention to; an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the intended meaning of a communication
  • intentionan anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal; an act of intending
  • aiman anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); the action of directing something at an object; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies ; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; propose or intend; move into a desired direction of discourse; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
  • designmake or work out a plan for; plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; create the design for; make a design of; create designs; conceive or fashion in the mind; intend or have as a purpose; the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); an arrangement scheme; something intended as a guide for making something else; a decorative or artistic work; an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; the creation of something in the mind
purpose as in what something is used for
  • "the function of an auger is to bore holes"
  • "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

Synonyms

  • functionperform as expected when applied; serve a purpose, role, or function; perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) ; what something is used for; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; a vaguely specified social event; a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • rolethe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; what something is used for; normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
  • useput into service; take or consume (regularly or habitually); use up, consume fully; seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; avail oneself to; habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense); the act of using; what something is used for; a particular service; (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
purpose as in the quality of being determined to do or achieve something
  • "firmness of purpose"
  • "his determination showed in his every movement"
  • "he is a man of purpose"

Synonyms

  • determinationthe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature; the act of making up your mind about something