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Italian translation of “purpose”

purpose

noun   /ˈpɜː·pəs/
B1 why you do something or why something exists
scopo
The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of the company.
on purpose B1 If you do something bad on purpose, you wanted or planned to do it.
di proposito
I didn’t do it on purpose – it was an accident.
(Definition of purpose noun from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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