Übersetzung von “purpose” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

purpose

noun countablepurpose /ˈpɜrpəs/
a goal or reason for doing sth
objet masculine , but masculine

The purpose of the speech was to give people more information.
L'objet du discours était de donner aux gens davantage de renseignements.

I went with the purpose of apologizing.
Je suis venu dans le but de m'excuser.

(Übersetzung von “purpose” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

purpose

noun /ˈpəːpəs/

the reason for doing something; the aim to which an action etc is directed

but, objet
What is the purpose of your visit?

the use or function of an object

utilité
The purpose of this lever is to stop the machine in an emergency.

determination

détermination
a man of purpose.
purposeful adjective

having a definite purpose

déterminé
with a purposeful look on his face.
purposefully adverb

délibérément
purposeless adjective

having no purpose

inutile
purposeless destruction.
purposely adverb

intentionally

exprès
He did it purposely to attract my attention.
purpose-built adjective

made or built for a particular need or purpose

fonctionnalisé
People who use wheelchairs sometimes live in purpose-built houses.
on purpose

intentionally

exprès
Did you break the cup on purpose?
serve a purpose

to be useful in some way

servir à qqch.
The player’s versatility means that he can serve a purpose in many positions on the pitch.
to no purpose

with no useful results

en pure perte
She tried repairing the lawnmower , but it was to no purpose.

(Übersetzung von “purpose” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)