purpose

purpose
1. noun
1) намерение, цель, назначение; novel with a purpose тенденциозный роман; of set purpose с умыслом, предумышленно; on purpose нарочно; on purpose to... с целью...; to answer (или to serve) the purpose годиться, отвечать цели; to the purpose кстати; к делу; beside the purpose нецелесообразно; sense of purpose целеустремленность
2) результат; успех; to little purpose почти безрезультатно; to no purpose напрасно, тщетно; to some purpose не без успеха
3) целеустремленность, воля; wanting in purpose слабовольный, нерешительный
Syn:
aim, end, goal, object, objective
2. verb
иметь целью; намереваться; I purpose to go to Moscow я намереваюсь отправиться в Москву
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(n) намерение
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цель, намерение
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[pur·pose || 'pɜrpəs /'pɜː-] n. цель, назначение, намерение, результат, успех, целеустремленность, воля v. иметь целью, намереваться
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намерение
поползновение
преднамерение
результат
умысел
успех
цель
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1. сущ. 1) назначение, намерение 2) результат; конечная цель 2. гл. 1) иметь целью 2) предлагать, вносить предложение

Новый англо-русский словарь. 2013.

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