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Turkish translation of “purpose”

purpose

noun     /ˈpɜːpəs/
REASON [C] B1 why you do something or why something exists
neden, sebep, amaç, niyet
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
amaç, maksat, gaye
He seems to have lost all sense of purpose.Strength of will and determination
on purpose B1 intentionally
kasten, bilerek, isteyerek, bile bile, mahsus
I didn't do it on purpose, it was an accident.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
serve a purpose to have a use
yararı olmak, işe yarmak; bir amacı olmak
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 noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)

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