Textual thesaurus for "purpose"

(noun) determination

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

(noun) use, role, function

what something is used for

the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

(noun) design, aim, intent, intention

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

(verb) resolve

reach a decision

he resolved never to drink again

(verb) propose, purport, aim

propose or intend

I aim to arrive at noon