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Translation of "purpose" - English-Russian dictionary

purpose

noun     /ˈpɜːpəs/
REASON [C]
B1 why you do something or why something exists цель The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of the company. The drug may be legalized for medical purposes.Goals and purposes
INTENTION [U]
the feeling of knowing what you want to do целеустремленность He seems to have lost all sense of purpose.Strength of will and determination
on purpose
B1 intentionally умышленно, нарочно I didn't do it on purpose, it was an accident.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
serve a purpose
to have a use выполнять функцию These small village shops serve a very useful purpose. →  See also cross purposes , to/for all intents (and purposes) Goals and purposes
(Definition of purpose from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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