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Translation of "purpose" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /ˈpəːpəs/
the reason for doing something; the aim to which an action etc is directed propósito, fin; razón What is the purpose of your visit?
the use or function of an object función, uso, utilidad The purpose of this lever is to stop the machine in an emergency.
determination determinación a man of purpose.
purposeful adjective
having a definite purpose determinado He was working with a purposeful look on his face.
purposefully adverb
con determinación
purposeless adjective
having no purpose sin sentido; sin propósito purposeless destruction.
purposely adverb
intentionally a propósito, expresamente He did it purposely to attract my attention.
purpose-built adjective
made or built for a particular need or purpose construido especialmente (para) People who use wheelchairs sometimes live in purpose-built houses.
on purpose
intentionally a propósito, adrede Did you break the cup on purpose?
serve a purpose
to be useful in some way servir de/para algo 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 vano She tried repairing the lawnmower, but it was to no purpose.
(Definition of purpose from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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