Translation of "purpose" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /ˈpɜː·pəs/ us /ˈpɜr·pəs/

B1 why you do something or why something exists

fim, finalidade
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.

de propósito
I didn’t do it on purpose – it was an accident.

(Translation of “purpose” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)